Friday, September 26, 2014

Fiber Fridays and Beads

With artworks from the just concluding Fiber, Fabric, & Paper Arts show still on the walls, thirteen members of the Fiber Fridays group convened at the Boatworks today to make paper and fabric beads.

Strips of fabric and paper are wound around a wood skewer (above) and held in place with a dab of glue, then can be embellished with beads, yarn, or thread.  The resulting pieces can be used in a wide variety of projects.  Below, BelmarArts Plus member Tiffany Musser put some to use in a beautiful double strand necklace.

Besides the participants, several other fiber artists passed through the gallery while picking up their works from the recent show, and were reportedly sorry they couldn't stay to make some themselves.  The best way to avoid that kind of problem is to plan ahead and show up on time to the next meeting, November 21st, from 12:30 to 2:30.  Medium and process to be determined.

photos and story courtesy of Rebecca Szabo

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