|Gateway Education Centre in Shrewsbury|
This Arts Centre is also hosting an exhibition of members work. I have put a short video on my Facebook page but here are some close up photographs of some of the exhibits. If you can get to the exhibition, you will find a fascinating range of work from 3D hangings to practical garments made with a variety of techniques.
|display in the window at the entrance.|
|The vibrant jacket - I want one!|
|Close up of jacket by Jaquie Carey|
|Bridget's carpet slippers and Ian's archery strap.|
|The Return of the Owl by Anne Dyer .|
|Two of my woven crios|
On Friday, I ran a workshop where participants could learn to weave and to design pattern with 9 pattern threads.
The heddle is a specially designed double slotted heddle with shorter lots for 9 pattern threads. It can be also be used to weave patterns with 7 and 5 pattern threads.
The 9 pattern slot heddle is an ideal way for beginners to learn to weave patterned bands. Even if you are experienced, this heddle is an excellent way to introduce non-weavers to the delights of producing creative woven bands.
Why not teach someone else to weave?
|ready warped heddles|
|setting up the room|
|a Shacht cricket loom|
|A comfortable weaving position.|
Talk: My Takadai Journey to the third level and beyond.
After the AGM, Jennie Parry gave an inspirational talk.
|Setting up for the talk|
Jennie provided some beautiful items for us to examine. As you can see, her pieces are three dimensional and move. Hearing about her creative weaving journey was a real inspiration for all of us.
|Some of the wonderful samples Jennie provided.|
Strands: the Journal of the Braid Society
Finally, the latest edition of Strands, the Journal of the Braid Society was available. If you are not a member of the Braid Society, it is worth joining for the Journal with its range of expertise shown in the various articles each year and access to a a group of lively craft minded individuals with a range of interests.
The Braid Society is easy to join. Here is the web address so that you can check out the details.
Susan J Foulkes November 2018
Here is the address of my Facebook page so that you can see the short video.