Saturday, 21 January 2012

Felting Workshop with Jena

Guild member Jena will be leading a felting workshop on January
28 for guild members. Being a guild member has many benefits including having the opportunity to explore different workshops for a nominal fee. 

Some of the techniques for felting that can be explored on January 28 include:

  • Wet Felting
  • Nuno Felting
  • Needle felting
For supplies, the following is recommended:
Wool Rovings
Dish soap
Bubble wrap (Enough to cover your project)
Sushi mat or bamboo placemat
Tulle (enough to cover your project)
Old towels (to catch flying bubbles)
Fabric (if doing nuno)
Resist (If needed…I’ve used cut up linoleum, seat cushion insert covered
in plastic, cardboard, cheap plastic placemat from Walmart, etc)
Masking tape
Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet.

This should be an exciting day of exploration.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Warp & Rag Rug Project

The Busy Bee Weaving Working Day was quite successful. Many new projects are ready for weaving. Once is the sage green rag rug warp. One weaver began to weave this weekend and it is looking great.

A new warp was started for the rep weave. It has some bright and rich colours.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Busy Bee Weaving Working Day

Saturday January 7 9am to Noon is a work day at the guild. The public can come and watch how the guild works. Members come if you can and help out. The following is what is planned.
  • finish threading the rug warp and get it rolled on.
  • finish threading the furoshiki bags and roll on.
  • make new warp for tea towels
  • make new warp for rep weave.