Friday, September 30, 2016

Making Bowls...

fiber bowl workshop
Ready to go with samples...


Last week's fiber bowl workshop at the Embroiderers Guild of America meeting was a lot of fun to teach. This Long Beach EGA chapter is a very enthusiastic group of stitchers.  I began with a demo on the process from sewing to rinsing out the stabilizer and molding the shape.




molding thread bowls
A molded bowl...

  Students were interested and eager to begin for themselves.  They had a lot provided materials to choose from, ranging from threads, lint, yarn, ribbon.



fiber bowl workshop



Despite some machine issues, bowls were assembled at the numerous sewing stations.  This bowl making process is really very forgiving, and works well for all levels of experience.

 fiber bowl workshop




fiber bowl workshop




fiber bowl workshop
Stitching the bowl...




fiber bowl workshop




fiber bowl workshop




fiber bowl workshop




  

Several finished their pieces up to the molding stage.  It is always interesting to see how others take on their creative expression.


fiber bowl workshop


Most took their bowls home to complete, so we have to wait.  The bowls will be finished with sealer at a future meeting.  I look forward to seeing the results!

Thanks to Program Co-Chair, Monica Dami, for taking most of these photos... and for asking me to bring this workshop to her guild in the first place.  I was happy to share the process and to spend time with the group!





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