Thursday I learned to weave with waxed linen by Deb Roberson of Hallam,PA. I made a tiny 2 1/2" diameter bowl using twining and a braided border.
Friday I took a class with Laura Lee Zanger from Augusta, GA to make an Oconee Twill Tote basket. The tote begins with a 3/3 twill base. The sides are woven in a Cherokee 1-3-5 twill. I personalized one of the medallions in the design with my monogram. Leather straps were added for easy toting.
I wove with copper and hand-painted watercolor paper strips under the direction of Judith Saunders of Norfolk, VA on Saturday. First I created a square based, 5 1/2" high bias weave vessel with a distinctive plaid pattern . A copper rim was lashed with waxed cotton cord. Paper pinwheel curls were added to embellish the side.
I took a second class with Judith Saunders on Sunday. I used copper and paper strips to make a small pouch necklace measuring 2 1/2" by 3 1/2". with in a similar style.