Needle-felted peaches, felted purses and monster bags were among the many projects that Joanne Dailey brought in to share with us. We then spent a couple of hours needle-felting birds and little animals using pipe cleaners for armatures, some of us made coasters using cookie cutters to shape them. I found needle felting to be very addictive as the rhythm of the needle is most therapeutic. I also found a charming youtube of little animals for ideas @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baCWwkfpokw&feature=related (you will have to paste this into your URL to get there).
Joanne recommends books like PURSENALITIES by Eva Weichman, Mason Dixon Knitting’s THE BUTTON HOLE BAG and NONI, just pockets, #404 yellow/orange jacket for the monster bag.
Mary Black honored us by bringing in her needle felted art. Wow!
Fiber Hearts from Fiber Arts
The members of our guild created valentines for Gen Care and Fircrest.
We knitted, felted, embroidered, quilted, beaded, sewed and wove over 100 hearts to brighten the day for the folks in these care facilities. Lots of fun and much appreciated!
We had another bounty of Show and Tell at our March meeting. A lot of it was for our Art Page exchange, which I will cover in another post, but here are some others items that were shared. Please click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
Ruth wove this beautiful blanket double-width on her 36″ loom.
Here’s a detail of Ruth’s blanket. The striped effect comes from the way she sleyed it in the reed. We’re all curious to see how it looks after it is washed, but she hadn’t had a chance to do that yet.
Mary has been dyeing wool and spinning it in these luscious colors. The shorter skein of yellowy green towards the right is silk.
Mona brought some fabric prayer flags that her Monday Night Creative Group exchanged. They dyed the fabric and printed it with blocks of their own design.
Valerie made lots of the beautiful beaded leaves that Heather taught us the technique for in February.
Astrid brought two knitted items, a shawl and also a scarf for her charity project.
Welcome to the website/blog of Seaview Weavers Guild. We are a small, friendly, weavers guild located in Edmonds, Washington. We enjoy exploring all sort of fiber arts, yet remain true to our roots and call ourselves a weavers guild. But, you don’t have to be a weaver to join us. Our members also knit, spin, dye, felt, quilt, paint, draw, scrapbook, make monotypes, etc., etc. We feel that paper is a fiber, too, and anything involving any fiber falls into our scope of interest.
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