New Page Added

I just added a new page to my blog journal (check top of this page).  The page is called ‘Things To Do’.  Included here are the instructions I shared with the attendees at the International Quilt Festival for making Fiber Bowls and Fiber Paper.  As I do more experimentation, I’ll add more.

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Merino Wool/Tencel Fiber Bowl

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Banana Fiber Bowl

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Silk Top Paper

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Banana Fiber Paper

Hope you have as much fun making these as I did. In fact, it may be time for me to make more.

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Spring Braiding

This spring my braids appear to belong to the same color family. Interesting, as they were made from two dissimilar and unlikely materials.

Desert Nights is made with raffia, wrapped with a very soft and smooth cotton yarn which was then covered with seed bead bands. I love the way the raffia tassels stand straight out.

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Gold and Wisps is made from plastic yarn. It, too, is wrapped in a wonderful soft and smooth cotton yarn and topped with a band of beads. The ‘wisps’ are made with C-Lon (there are just too many things that that wonderful cord can be used for).

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I’m happy with them. Now it’s time to start making another braid. Think we’ll deviate from the ‘gold/beige’ family of colors.

Catch Up

Can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. I’ll try to catch up with what I’ve been doing since then.

All the weaving guilds in Texas have been getting ready for our bi-annual conference. One of the things the Houston guild is doing is to create table favors. These are some of the ones I made (hint: they’re pincushions). Unfortunately, woven fabric is not mine but made by several of our talented members. They are very cute.

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A couple of weeks ago was the Gathering of the Guilds at the Center for Contemporary Craft. This year the Houston Bead Society participated. This is a picture of our table as set up. As the day went on (and a great day it was except for the flooding rain) and HBS members came to demonstrate their craft, more and more wonderful examples were laid out on the table. All the visitors really enjoyed what they saw. It was a successful day and, hopefully, we will participate again next year.

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We’ve also been through another Hands On First Saturday at the Craft Center. This month, to remind everyone of the upcoming Empty Bowls event, we made ‘slump’ bowls with non-firing clay, leaves and tempura paint. Had lots of messy fun. My blue bowl didn’t slump much (a little too much clay for the form) but my orange bowl folded in well.

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