|towels from show and tell session|
Our studio at the old Train Station in Qualicum Beach is buzzing with creative efforts. The studio looms are warped for tea towels and in one area our ANWG booth is taking shape. The theme is west coast wild. We are lucky to have space where we can bring people together to share experiences and work on group projects. The Town of Qualicum Beach has been very supportive of the creative arts and of our group in particular. This area is noted for its rich cultural climate.
|nuno felted jacket|
In our version, participants were given 5 categories of cards, colour, weaving technique, materials, design and embellishment. Within each category cards have different instructions. Participants randomly pick one card from each category and they are asked to take some time to consider how to design a piece that incorporated all 5 instructions. For example, design a weaving in shades of grey only, using a supplementary warp, boucle yarn, incorporating texture and finally using Danish Medallions as an embellishment. We decided that some combinations might be next to impossible to deal with so participants are given the option of dropping one of the five cards.
|graded stripes and twill|
This will be a year long project with designs or better yet a finished product due in December. We will report the results at the end of the year.
Our next meeting takes place Monday April 24. Guests are always welcome.