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Show and Tell posts

Show and Tell – Feb. 16, 2017

Following a splendid program on sprang by Carol James, we showed our own stuff:

Wool sweater hand knit by Ulla
Yardage by Karolyn
Yardage worn as a wrap
Gudrun showing a variety of braided cords
Examples of card weaving by Gudrun
Experiments in Sprang by Ruth
Natural dyes from mushrooms by Betsy
Felted scarf by Betsy in Creative Endeavors interest-group

Creative Endeavors – Sat., Aug. 13, 2016

We gathered at the home of Betsy for Show and Tell, and an experience with ice-dying. We have pictures only of tubs of fabrics covered with ice, and sprinkled with dye – since the tubs had to be taken home to cure for 24 hours before rinsing, washing and drying to reveal our creations. Catch our results on subsequent posts!  First, Show and Tell:


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white-on-white, unfinished samples of saori weaving


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Gloria and guests

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Displayed several articles of interest obtained on travels. The item pictured is an animal horn decoredated with tiny glass beads.












Showed us one of six large cotton napkins begun recently with wax resist and elements from nature. She added drawing with pointed permanent markers.












Constructed from a recent two-meeting project in which we (step 1) dyed nine different fibers with personally chosen colors, and (step 2) displayed them on felt of our choice, thus creating in most cases scarves. The photo shows a simple sampler, embellished with found and created objects, resulting in a wall hanging.



and of course – some tubs:

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In this, a silk scarf has been placed on TOP of the ice-and-dye

layers, in order to see whether some or all colors would seep upward, as well as trickling downward with the melting ice.

July 21, 2016 – “Bring to Analyze” Program

This program plan was for each attendee to bring several samples of weaving “around the house”, anything from a mass-produced dish cloth to souvenir craft weaving from another country. We divided into two manageable groups, passed them around, and shared our individual understandings. The results were interesting, surprising and sometimes mysterious to the max, so for fun we are posting some photos from that evening:

Scarf by Ange
Resale skirt inspiring plans to alter, by Ann
Scraps from fabric handwoven and sewn by Gloria
Studies for Table Placemats by Gudrun



Antique lace cloth
Self-portrait by Tien
Experimental design by Tien
Scarf from Artists’ Coop, Vancouver Bay purchased by Barbara O’