October 11, 2012 Program Night

Braids 2012

presented by Eileen Thompson

As our Program Nights return to the 2nd Thursday of the month, Eileen Thompson will present a talk and slide show about her experience at Braids 2012 which included a visit to the Silk Museum in Macclesfield and an afternoon looking at samples from the University’s collection of early block printed fabrics – some dating back to 1560. She will have the samples she made in the classes she took – snagging, a tablet weaving technique for making braid and an inkle woven beaded necklace. If there is interest then she will show us either of these techniques as a project for the 4th Thursday.

image from Loopbraider.com