Monday, August 16, 2010

July 2010 Newsletter

SNIPPETS from Conversation in Cloth

July 27, 2010

Members Present: Jo Anne, Sandy, Brenda, Betty, Karen, Jo,
Karen came late so the minutes are incomplete!

Sandy Ansfield introduced her guest, Karen Sutter.

Amazing Creations brought by our Artist Members (see photos below)
Jo Anne showed a bag of dyed wool scraps that she found at a rummage sale.
Karen S. showed a fabric handbag that she had made.
Karen M. showed a series of beaded tins that she has been working on, a felt ball bracelet, and a pin made of of beaded silk tie fabric.
Sandy showed her beads made out of bobbins. The technique was featured in the June Bead and Button Magazine.

Program highlights – Part II – Beaded Face Pin demonstrated by Betty.
Betty demonstrated her method of creating a pin using the face beads we made at the June meeting. You first attach the pin back and face to your backing. Then work a bezel stitch around the face bead. Fill in the forehead with beads to form a cap. The hair is fringe fill in. Many were started and few were finished. We will be finishing up at a future meeting.

August 27 Program – Lynda will demonstrate felting techniques and will provide the supplies. We will be meeting at the library. Bring an old towel, heavy duty scissors, a nylon sock and an ice cream bucket for water.

2010 Future programs:
September 30 – Lois will demonstrate how to make clothesline baskets.
October 28 – Sandy will show up how to make clutch bags from a man’s tie.
December 9 – Annual Christmas Party
January 27 – Karen will demonstrate how to get started on the beaded boxes (if the weather allows a trip from Green Bay to Menasha).

Remember: a new CinC program chair is needed. It’s easy. Just work with CinC members to set up demonstration, schedule a field trip or invite a guest speaker. Without one, we won’t have the neat demonstrations that we have had in the past!

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