Thursday, September 21, 2006

Waupun Craft Center

Well I had a very busy morning at Craft Center here in town. I taught the first part of a two part class on dyeing silk scarves with koolaid and next week we will bead an edging on the same scarf. I had six taking the class and that was probably enough to get everyone done in two hours. But what a fun class! People really seemed to be enjoying the process! But am I bushed now! I think I am going to pretty much spend the rest of the day spinning!

The String Alongs met last night at Terri's house and had a wonderful time as usual. Much talking, including talking smart and laughing a bunch! There were 8 or 9 of there for most of the evening. I got home after 11 and I had to leave before others because I had this class to teach in the morning and knew I had to get up! There was a ton of good food, much of it seasonal, like salsa and apple betty. Honestly, that is the group I love the most. Everybody is so real and down to earth and can share the rotten along with the happy and creative. We had a new woman come and she seems to fit in well. Her name is Cathy and she mostly weaves. She brought some of her work to share with us and it was really lovely.
A couple of people didn't make it, Susan we missed you! and Eugenie wish you were there, too!

Here are a couple of pictures of the scarves I worked on up at Siever's. The one on the left was made by cleaning up the dyes left over at the end of the day. The one on the right was my sampler doodle piece.

Hope you can see the beaded fringe on this scarf. It was dyed with Wilton frosting color.

Any way these scarves are a fun thing to play with and everyone had a great time with the class! You can't hope for much more than that I think!
We also had a new member at Craft Center named Ann. I knew Ann from a book club I used to go to so I was really nice to see her at Crafting.

I suppose I will end here, but we will talk again soon and I will put up pictures of the mitten I am knitting from Piecework magazine in an Estonian pattern from Nancy Bush. It is really a lovely pattern and fun!

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet.
She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.
-- Dame Edna Everage

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