RGFA January 3, 2024 Makers’ Fair
The January Guild meeting will highlight three talented makers from our Guild sharing their crafts. There is a 90-minute session in the morning (11:00-12:30) and one session in the afternoon (1:00-2:30). Bring a brown bag lunch and your handwork/Work in Progress (WIP) for any socializing you’d like to do.
Slentre braiding will be taught by Lynn Noble from 11:00-12:30
Slentre braiding (also known as Viking Finger Braiding) is a simple technique to create a variety of braid shapes and color combinations using just your own 10 fingers and 5 loops of yarn. Lynn will provide the materials for a maximum of 12 students.
Bio: Lynn Noble learned to weave in the mid-1990s and taught beginning weaving at the UCSD Craft Center after her teacher retired. She is a past president of the Palomar Handweavers Guild in Escondido, CA, and later, opened La Jolla Fiber Arts featuring exhibitions in the gallery, and showcasing unique fiber art of all kinds. After moving to Santa Rosa, Lynn now weaves for fun, and sometimes sells her work, too!
Needle felting will be taught by Sophia Brantley and Tina Wells from 1:00-2:30
Needle felting is a waterless felting technique using barbed needles to catch and lock the fibers together to make 3-dimensional fiber sculptures or 2-dimensional landscapes or portraits. Sophia and Tina will provide the materials for a maximum of 10 students.
Bio: Raising 21 Angora and Pygora goats for their exotic fiber adds to Sophia Brantley’s many talents. She learned to sew and crochet from her mother and grandmother as a young girl. She then moved on to making porcelain dolls, embroidery, knitting, and tatting. As an adult she learned to spin at a Renaissance fair. Sophia learned to weave on her mother-in-law’s floor loom. Sophia’s next big project will be a quilt from fabric she inherited from her mother-in-law.
Bio: Tina started decorating cakes at 3 years old and entering them in the Del Mar Fair in San Diego at 5, and by the time she was 12 she was competing with the adults at the San Diego Cake Clubs cake show. At 8 years old her mom taught her to crochet. She spent 13 years in 4-H doing mostly home ec. things, held every office and was even a Jr. Leader for many of the projects. Tina does many things including photography, knitting, jewelry making, drawing, painting, sewing, wet and needle felting and so much more. However she did not learn to spin fiber until 2022, and needless to say, she fell down a very large rabbit hole and is hooked.
Sign up at the December Guild meeting or by sending an email to Terry Leech (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tina Wells (SunnySundays1@gmail.com).