A variety filled end of the Seaview Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild year. Huzzah! Members enjoyed a fabulous beading program led by Shirley Paul and a sumptuous potluck hosted by Glenda Guinn-Gilles and Marie Philipsen.
I believe one of my favorite aspects of the Guild is our post-meeting show and tell. There are many wonderfully creative and inspiring examples of fiber arts brought to the table. From a billion French knots on a painting-inspired fabric by Glenda Guinn-Gilles, to a wildly swirled black chapeau by Carol Campbell. Gorgeous examples of knitting, stitching, quilting, weaving and so much more. It is a delight to behold!
See you all in September!
Don't forget the summer challenge. Any fiber art you like. black and white and one other color!
More of her “plain” weave. A scarf.
Indigo dyed warp with a Leno twist.
Visit her website for more.
A field trip to Heather McGilvray’s Studio was much appreciated by all who attended.
Heather is currently showing four pieces on barks of the PNW which may be viewed at the Bellevue art museum through the 24th. Wonderful fiber arts show there. If you can go do so.
Heather is not only a brilliant weaver and artist but a warm and welcoming host.
Her works based on hummingbird wings are stunning, and to see her looms with thousands of hand painted silk threads is truly awesome.
More on Heather at her website: heathermcgilvray.com
Annie Turner lead this program on how to dye wool yarn in your home kitchen with Wilton food colors, vinegar, squeeze bottles and microwave heat. Full instructions on her blog. http://frogslake.blogspot.com
Carol Campbell dyed a felted hood.
Mariko works in Blue.
(Shown above) Paper napkin, stencil, oil paint sticks, white gel pen, colored tissues, fusibles, etc.
A busy session for our holiday get together. Plaid llama sale, meeting, show and tell,
paper crafting with Patty Leinweber and a festive potluck.
The program with Ms. Leinweber was far too short, but time did not allow for more playing with all of the stamps, inks, stencils, fusible materials and other tools and techniques available for experimenting with.
She had prepared cloth patterns, supplied hooks, and got us started with dyed strips of wool fabric.
After an introduction to this art and a few demonstrations we were on our way to learning the hooking techniques to create our own small rugs.