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Our October meeting was a continuation of the twining and stitching demonstration by Kerrie last month. There were many pieces in progress as well as some people to teach twining who had missed the September meeting.

Jenny worked on twining some recycled fabric:

Twining

Carol’s twining was becoming a seashell, recycling a border cut from fabric in nautical colours.

Seashell in progress

Twining using tissue paper:

Twining with tissue paper

Some finished tiny vessels in tissue paper and fabric:

Rosalie trying a different technique of coiling:

And my works in progress. A hanging nest and a freeform basket based on tidal pools which will be further embellished:

Carol recently had a wonderful week at the TAFTA Geelong Forum and had brought her beautiful concertina book:

Natural dyeing and printing

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Twining Away

Making twine was the focus for the September meeting. This is a super easy thing to and very easily done in front of the television. Carol demonstrated the technique using fabric strips and Kerrie followed on with paper twine. There are many uses for the twine, wrapping cords, pots, baskets, mats and weaving.

These are pots that Kerrie made using the technique. The first is made with dressmaking pattern/tissue paper, the second with silk and the third with calico. The twine is coiled and then each coil stitched to hold it in place.

Fabric strips, two different widths made into twine and below yarn twisted into twine.

Strips of dressmaking tissue twisted into twine. Kerrie likes to wrap the finished twine around some cardboard to keep it neat and stop ant tangles.

Strips of newspaper can also be twisted, however, may make your hands a bit dirty.

This is a little incentive, Carol has finished her concertina book ready for the exhibition in March 2017
And a couple of detail photographs
Following on from last month’s bookmaking session.
Carol has produced another book of her altered papers

And another as a keepsake of 60th

Rosalie had a few of her books to show
Another book form also made with altered papers

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