After a brief business meeting John and Clare introduced us to coiling. They are both auditing the Intro to Fibers class at Finlandia University. Clare shows us samples of coiled pieces and how to start a coiling project.
Here are some samples of our coiling attempts using a base cord and scrapes of yarn to make our base.
We all enjoyed the demonstration and the information the team presented.
John shared a coiled basket he made. This is a
lovely piece and we loved the untwisted cord to
finish the basket top.
Show and Tell
We always have a great show and tell.
|Sample woven by Clare|
|our guild is small but a very productive group.|
Karen shared some lovely Nalbinding headbands from Donna Kallner. Check out the classes at Vesterheim Museum in Iowa http://vesterheim.org/events/calendar/2016/04/02/getting-loopy-gathering-of-nalbinders/
|Donna Kallner headbands|
Mary brought in some recently woven Double weave scarves woven with Rayon in Frank Lloyd Wright pattern. They were a little stiff coming off the loom but once washed the drape was lovely. To make the fringe she used a new tool which makes the job go so much faster.
|Mary's double weave scarves.|
|A must have cord maker and fringe twister from Lacis of Berkley CA|