Sunday, 19 May 2019

May 2019

Len de Graaf was our guest presenter at our May meeting. He showed us many of his yarn paintings in the Huichol style which is an artform of indigenous people from the southwest coast of Mexico.

The sturdy backings are prepared with 6 coats of melted beeswax, The wax is then heated and yarn is embedded into the wax. Len uses a lot of Briggs and Little yarns. Len has even done his yarn painting on gourds.
Zentangle inspired.

Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Tundra swans
Great Blue Heron from Len's "Strange Bird" series.
Roseate spoonbill is his "Ballet Monet"
Northern Cardinal
Northern Cassowary.
This was inspired by a photograph of Chinese rice fields.
For Show and Share, Christine brought in her felted gnome and promoted a workshop with Saira Jan to be held on June 29th.
She made these adorable sheep in another workshop with Saira.
Rosemary shared 4 miniature needle felted dog portraits.
Dini's completed sheep from our workshop last month.
Dini showed off her workshop tote/tool holder.
Geyle's handwoven rag rug.
Jo's quilted runner.
Carol Ann's handwoven dishtowels.