Wednesday, August 26, 2009

September Meeting

Back in May, Michaela shared with us a recent article in Handwoven about weaving with garden plant materials. Our assignment was to spend the summer gathering appropriate plants from our gardens and even from the roadways. The foliage of iris, cattails, marsh grass, -- anything long-ish and pliable. Those things were to be brought indoors, wrapped in newspaper and left to dry.

Well, it’s time to bring these dried materials with you to the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild meeting on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2 – 4 PM. We’ll experiment with weaving with these truly natural fibers. Michaela will lead our session based on the work of Connecticut master weaver, Rita Buchanan.

Come even if you haven’t been hunting and gathering all summer. It will be one of those meetings where you’ll get all kinds of new ideas about weaving materials.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Peg,
The shawl you saw came off several years ago, and since has been followed by lots of other things, once more of that shawl in different colors, lots of scarves. Most recently the reversing twill that was in Handwoven, but in copper, gold,silver and black. It's really beautiful. Hope all is well with you.