815 Oakland Avenue, Iowa City
A place to meet and share your creative mind...
Beading, Ceramics/pottery, Knitting, Ply-Split Braiding, Quilting, Spinning,Stained glass, Weaving
Monday, February 4, 2013
"No Try, Do " Becomes "Mighty Fine"
Last week the weavers meet to share information, updates on the upcoming workshop, a little show and tell, and then the program...and a program it was. Each weaver shared their experience making a jacket, a jacket from wool they wove, fulled (felted), cut and sewed in one very short weekend. I introduced y'all to this workshop in my June 19, 2012 entry, and these are the finished jackets. Each one is more beautiful than the next. My favorite pet peeve is an ill-fitting jacket. This as you can see was not a problem. There are set-in sleeves, darts, buttonholes, and all those things seamstresses do to produce a quality polished professional looking piece. Weavers tend to make boxy garments, no seams, shaping, buttonholes nor other delicate detailing for fear that something will go amiss. You know the thinking..."I did weave only 6 yards of wool", "you know how handwoven is" and my personal favorite, "I am so afraid to cut it". Mary Sue threw all that type of thinking out the window. Her mantra would have made Nike and Yoda proud, "Just Do It", and when you hesitated..."No try, do". And so they did, these jackets complete with professional details are jackets to be proud of....some would say "MIGHTY FINE", simply mighty fine. Well done, Ladies.
Welcome to the Craft Guild of Iowa City blog. We are a group of handcrafters in various art forms who share meeting space, educational opportunities and common experiences. These groups include beadworking, ceramics/pottery, knitting, quilting, ply-split braiding, spinning, stained glass,weaving. We provide classes for beginners, and meet regularly to provide additional education and experiences for our members.