Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Sunday, 27 July 2014

27 July 2014 - Kumihimo Sunny Spiral

 
Another braid design from Beth Kemp's book
"Twist, Turn & Tie 50 Japanese Braids"

 
I had difficulty keeping the tension right so the spiral isn't even
but this is better than my first effort that came out mostly flat.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

26 July 2014 - Kumihimo in Key Pattern

 
Another kumihimo experiment, creating a traditional key pattern
that's found as a design element in many cultures around the world.
 
It was sunny this afternoon, creating rainbows
through the crystals hanging in the window.



Sunday, 20 July 2014

20 July 2014 - Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding)

 
Beth Kemp's book "Twist, Turn & Tie 50 Japanese Braids" is really excellent.
 
It was a bonus to find the card Kumihimo disk
supplied in a pocket at the back of the book.
 
I used DMC cottons because I already had some.




Saturday, 5 July 2014

5 July 2014 - Rainbow at Glenelg Beach


A cold, windy, drizzly day to visit beautiful Glenelg beach - rewarded with a rainbow :-)

Thursday, 26 June 2014

26 June 2014 - Learning Fingerweaving

 
I love the interlocking arrow patterns that can be created with fingerweaving.
 
 
 
I think it's the slowest rate of production activity I've ever tried.
 
I'm learning from books:
 
Fingerweaving Untangled by Carol James
Fingerweaving Basics by Gerald Findley
A Manual of Fingerweaving by Robert J. Austin
Fingerweaving: Indian Braiding by A. R. Turner
 
and Carol James's videos


Saturday, 31 May 2014

31 May 2014 - Indigenous Weaving Workshop

Not much sun-inspired creative activity these days, but at Saturday's introductory Indigenous Weaving Workshop I chose sunny yellow and orange beads for my woven bracelet.

The workshop was presented by Stephanie Gollan, Ngarrindjeri Cultural Instructor and organised by Adelaide City Council at the Box Factory Community Centre.

There was lots of talking, helping each other and eating lunch, so not so much time for weaving a basket, nice to get started learning the techniques though. They are planning a follow up workshop.