FAO Tulsa Chapter had their meeting Tuesday, July 14th with 20 people in attendance. Kate Kline presented the program on recycled materials from thrift stores. She buys wool clothing items, washes them in hot water with tennis balls to help with the fulling process and then puts them in a very hot dryer. She also talked about wet felting explaining how you take the fibers and build up layers, wet and manipulate. She showed a blanket and a scarf made from fulled wool sweaters sewn together and an example of what happens when you cut off the bands on sweaters – it makes a pretty ravel. She mentioned a thrift store at Peoria and Latimer that has all garments for 50 cents.
Announcements that were made:
FAO Membership dues of $20 are due in September.
There is a Sashiko artist coming to B Sew Inn. She described this as a Japanese hand stitching in intricate designs – used to pad areas on work clothes to keep them from getting worn – shoulders. It’s $10 some time in August.
Jan Hawks is teaching sculpted threads classes at the Quilt Sampler in July and August at 61st and Sheridan.
Next month Jean Ann is doing the program – showing a DVD from SDA.
Show and Tell
Lynn Rivers – textile sample from SDA class using Pigment inks taught by Gunnel Hag from Toronto.
Jean Ann Fausser – samples from the 2 classes she took at SDA – coated metals run through printers. She said the instructor, Kathyanne White has 3 YouTube demos. You use an ink jet printer. (Note: These demos are very interesting so I hope you take the time to check it out.)
Sharyl Landis – pieces of sculpted threads made at class taught by Jan Hawks in Eureka Springs, AR
Jan Jawks – 2 pieces that were in Fiberworks
Debbie Ross – 2 items that were in Fiberworks
Pat Brant – cotton hand woven cloth top
Kate Klein – piece that was in Fiberworks
Peggy Spence announced her quilt she entered in the Houston was accepted.