Monday, July 29, 2013

Christmas in July

Even though the holidays are month away I made some early Christmas decorations.  Using cream and colored flat reed I wove a tapered round basket to be inverted as a bell shape. 

I added a jingle bell, ribbon hanger and a bow to complete the the look.  The reed bell is ready to be hung.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hand Felted Ring on a Gourd

I spent the past week participating in activities at Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College.  One class I took was Exploring Wet and Dry Felting using  Navajo-Churro wool.  Instructor Roy Kady is a master craftsman and shepherd from the Navajo Nation reservation and he shared his knowledge of his culture and his craft throughout the class.

The first project was to create a wet felted ring.  Once the ring was dry I attached it to the top of a painted gourd using wax linen cord.  I added beads around the top as well.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

First Friday's at Eclecticity

During the month of July my baskets will be featured  in the Wickes Reading Room at Eclecticity along with my friend Leah Spencer's mixed media paintings on wood.  The opening for the month long exhibit is this Friday, July 5th from 5pm until 7pm.  The gallery is located at 13 Johns Street in downtown Westminster.

 Hope to see you on Friday evening. If not, stop by Electicity sometime this month.  Contact Eclecticity  at 240-409-4863 for more details.