Saturday, 17 May 2008

Silk on Saturday


Last Satuday, Sarah and I had fun at the Avon Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, where our Chairman, Joan Bowie,taught us how to make vessels from silk fibre. The rather odd "flowers" above are our vessels, drying on garden sticks in the sunshine. It's always fun to play, and an interesting technique that deserves to be returned to in the future.


Allison Ann Aller said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, so I could follow you to yours!
Wonderful work!
Now I'm going to explore it.....

Merisi said...

Aren't those the most wonderful creations! I am in awe at so much craftmanship and creativity. Simply wonderful!

I spent more hours at the Alpine Gardens this morning. Flowers galore, I had a hard time tearing myself away from all that glory. This was the first sunny morning after three days of heavy spring rains, so imagine the paradise out there.

Tiggy Rawling said...

Thanks for adding to my counter!!!

Love your pixs of silk fibre and all your other yummy textile bits.

Isn't blogging great - once you get the hang of it!

Sara Lechner said...

these are great vessels! how would I like to live in England to attend these wonderful workshops! you have nothing like that in Austria and I love to work together with other people! my daughter is going to study in Wales in the fall and I hope I will visit her often!

Paddy's Daughter said...

Sue - thanks for the wonderful compliment about my felt - I'm flattered by the comparison to Theresa, but don't think it justified now I have seen her website! I love your silk fibre works, they have textures one can almost feel from here. Sue