Sunday, 28 February 2010
Woven necklaces presentation
Last Friday Stella Tang, one of our members, made a show and tell presentation on a beautiful art and craft she has been practicing for quite a while: woven necklaces.
She not only has been following patterns already made, but also creating her own compositions incorporating beads from around the world.
She shared with us her prefered materials such as cotton or metallic threads,and waxed brown twine to do the warping.
One of the most important instruments she mentioned was the special hard needles to be set in a kind of a foam board.
The beads have to be set in an additional nylon thread before the weaving is done with a needle.
The shape of the figure can be as simple or complicated as the design can be.
Another different task would be the necklace support lines and the ends. Here we see how the round beads are included in this weaving.
Posted by Ixchel Suarez