We began our 2016-2017 meeting year with a field trip to long-time member Mary Hovde’s home weaving studio.
As you can see, Mary has a lovely 8-shaft Fireside loom, and was working on some hand towels when we were there. It was a real treat to see her weaving space. Afterwards, we enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch.
Wet felting techniques thoroughly enjoyed by guild participants.
Thanks Flora…great program!
We brought our 9″ X 15″ quilted fabric to this program. Expert quilter, Marie Philipsen, guided us through the construction step by step. Professionally finished interiors, zippers installed with new techniques and…
…everyone participating came away with a lovely pouch and a sense of accomplishment.
Great fun learning to outline and paint silk using Gutta Percha and dynaflow paints.
Guild member Astrid Bear walked us through the process and then turned us loose on the silk stretched on hoops.
Wild at Art!
Jodi Waltier, local Seattle artist, led us on a merry adventure creating patterned paper using everything but the kitchen sink!
We had a blast slapping, stamping, and rubbing pre-painted textural tools, pouncing through stencils, blowing through straws and general attacking the paper to make our designs.
Then we learned how to fold them into journals for future booklets to write and collage into.
Marie Philips tries her hand at wet felting in our program today.
Becki Blackham sports a Jean Hicks original hat. This “Seuss-ian” style chapeau is another example of the versatility of wool felt.
Mary Hovde hugs her Santa pillow made by fellow guild member, Marie Phillips. The plaid llama sale is a holiday tradition here.
Our Holiday potluck program was a clear demonstration of wet felting techniques. Wool, soapy stuff and hot water were the ingredients that resulted in hard felted squares useful for potholders, journal covers and more. Many Thanks go to Patty Leinweber for her excellent instruction.
Today we practiced warping and weaving on the Inkle loom. Plenty of potential for projects on this portable band maker. Ribbons, straps, adornments, hat bands and more.
Thank You Mary!
Starting the Guild “year” with a good library cull.
We all were busy selecting and donating many books, saving the best, clearing some shelf space to to include other fiber arts books.