The following mini-workshops are scheduled for January 2017:
Blingy crystal bead bracelet with Ellen Lambright
About 208 - 4mm bicone crystals for a “normal” wrist (add multiples of 8 bicones to increase size) A few grams of size 11 delica beads 6 lbFireline or equivalent thread Size 11 or 12 beading needle
Cedar and Black Ash Storage Basket with Lid with Sue Marvin
Class fee: $20.00 for PNNAG members; $30.00 for non-members
Kit fee: $30 to be paid to Sue during class
This basket is woven with natural and dyed (dark red or black) western red cedar bark and splints of creamy black ash. The basket features a pattern of alternating wide bands of natural and dyed cedar and narrow strips of satiny black ash. The style is reminiscent of traditional splint storage baskets of the eastern woodlands.The basket measures 4" x 4" and has a plaited cedar lid.
Bring: small basin for water, small sharp knife, scissors, measuring tape, large eyed craft needle. You may wish to bring an apron or an old towel.
Knitted wrist warmers or coffee cozy in brioche stitch with Patricia McHugh
The Brioche stitch forms a deep, lofty and soft ribbing that works well for scarfs, baby blankets and shawls. It is reversible and when two colors are used, it makes lovely, vertical stripes. Since only one color is used in a row, it is easy to do (and learn).
In this workshop we will make wrist warmers (or a coffee cozy!) while learning an appropriate cast on and the stitch itself. A pattern will be provided.
Materials you need to bring: 2 colors of DK or worsted yarn, 2 oz each; size 6 needles (either straight or circular as we will be working back and forth).
Basic Beginner class in Swedish Weaving on Huck Towel with Margaret Rehnstrom The kit includes huck towel, embroidery flosses, #22 tapestry needle, copy of the pattern and information on Swedish Weaving and a history of the craft.
Kit fee is $10.00
Stumpwork Foxglove with Denise Forsyth
This is a stumpwork project, needle lace for the flower the stem is satin stitch and silk ribbon for the leaves. The flowers are easy and fun to make, then attach to the background fabric.
The kit will include the background fabric, all of the threads, silk ribbon, needles etc.
Supplies needed: 6" hoop, scissors and any other equipment needed.
Iris Folded Cards with Barbara Wolfendale Iris folding is a new technique that is perfect for creative card making. This technique started in Holland just a few years ago. It is made from colored folded strips of paper which swirl into the center of the cut out pattern. (Think of the iris of a camera.)
Kits include paper to fold, 1 cut out pattern, and 1 base pattern. Cutting the shapes will also be demonstrated. Student supplies: paper scissors, Elmers glue, and an Exacto knife with a new blade.
There are an almost infinite variety of shapes and papers.