Thursday, November 08, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I have had so much fun beading this new cuff!!! I discovered this pattern in a new book, soon to be published, titled Contemporary Geometric Beadwork. Those of us who had the opportunity to pre-order it, were able to get a couple of the directions for pieces that will be included in the book. This is my interpretation of the Helix Cuff.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Here are the two tapestry cuffs woven on my Mirrix loom. The colored yarns are hand dyed silk cords. The cuff on the left used two weft yarns throughout the weaving, blending colors together to create a rich cloth. The other cuff introduced me to 5 different tapestry techniques, using a single weft. I really enjoyed this one and look forward to doing more tapestry on a larger scale with wool yarns that I have dyed.
Claudia Chase, owner of Mirrix Looms, is currently working on a new online tapestry course, which I will definitely take. Meanwhile, my next project will be making another bracelet where I learn to warp the loom so that there are no warps to finish off when the piece is taken off of the loom. I am extremely interested is this technique, because I ultimately want to weave a series of 4 selvage wedge weave tapestries, inspired by the work of Michael Rohde.
Monday, September 17, 2012
I recently took a class on making felt beads at New England Felting Supply. I had a really fun time, in addition to seeing one of my artist friends, Cheryl. These are my completed beads, awaiting for just the right material to string them and complete the necklace. I ordered some Italian Mesh Ribbon today, thinking that might be just perfect, not to mention a nice contrast in materials and texture.Stay tuned for the finished necklace later this week.