Wednesday, January 4, 2017

November 21 2016 Coiling


Our November Guild meeting was held on November 21 st at Gloria Dei Church in Hancock, MI.


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

side A
side B




Dawn has been busy knitting hats with her natural dyed wool. These are some lovely colors that she has produced with her natural dye experiments. Also she is still working on perfecting her knit and felted slippers.
our guild is small but a very productive group.
Jean brought in some purses she made from her woven cloth and a basket and scarf she wove.

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

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