Friday, July 28, 2017

August Preview

Here are two baskets/vessels. Pam will explain the techniques for these at our August 19th meeting. Hope you can attend. Guests and visitors are always welcomed at our meetings. 

She'll be doing a demo If you want to bring your sewing machine and threads, fibers, fabric strips, and clothesline feel free to do so. She'll help you get something started that you can finish later. If you have any questions please contact me and I'll try to get you an answer ASAP. 


Sunday, July 16, 2017

July Meeting and 2 Thank Yous

This was some of the lovely pieces seen at our June meeting. This past Saturday found us 
enjoying a wonderful presentation by Dawn Hortman Shaw, at the Fabulon Art Studio. She explained Primitive Rug Hooking, and what is meant by Prodded Hooking. We were a very 'engaged' group, as you can see in the next collage. She is quite knowledgeable, and willing to share that knowledge! 
A few of the beautiful rugs she brought to show us:
And we saw her equipment and supplies:

She demonstrated the 'prodding' technique for creating dimensional flowers. 

This was an excellent presentation and it kindled a few sparks and set a few new fires for this technique of rug making. Thanks, Dawn Hortman Shaw, for a very interesting afternoon. 

Pam and Renee have transferred ownership of this lovely spinning wheel and its accessories. Pam shared a sweet grass basket she is working on. We also chatted briefly about flower pounding and it's nuance of fading. Then she revealed her 'The Dress' art quilt. It was from a pattern by Laura Heine, but she did a lot of adaptations, so it became 'HER' party dress. (The quilt does have a head, but I think the quilt is sooo her, that this picture captures the essence). 
Along with a big Thank You to Dawn, we want to let Ron and Emily know how much their generosity was appreciated. Everyone that was at the meeting had an opportunity to check through some lovely items from the Kinzeys. Most everyone found items that would be welcomed into their creative life's collection. The items left were gathered together, taken to a member's home, sorted and have already been finding homes throughout our community. 

The reason I mention this is, if you are interested in 'trying out' a new fiber related technique, contact us, we may be able to put together a 'kit' for you to do that tryout with. 

Next meeting will be at Fabulon Studio on Wappoo Road in Charleston, SC. Third Saturday of August will be Pam showing us two unique methods of creating fabric bowls. See you then.