Once again I had the honor of being a guest speaker and teacher for the November monthly meeting of the Handweavers Guild of Westchester County, NY.
My stamping and artistic abilities pale compared to this wonderful and talented group of ladies. The meetings take place at the beautiful Marymount College. Within the college, is a weavers room where the meetings are held.
In our age of the quick purchase, the impulse to weave seems almost inconceivable. I mean we can go into any store or on-line and buy any serviceable wall hanging, throw or table runner. Who has the time to become tangled in yarn, adjusting tension and counting threads? Apparently, an increasing number of people do as indicated by the weary refugees from the high stress work place, straggle in to learn and do the ancient craft of weaving.
Here are some pictures of the Guild Ladies with their Hand Stamped Silk Pillows:
How to Hand Stamp a Silk Pillow:
1. Wherever you get your pillow cover from, chances are it will have wrinkles. Iron the wrinkles away by, damping the pillow cover, place a folded piece of muslin or another fabric on top of the silk cover and press on the iron’s lowest warm setting.
2. Once ironed, on the inside of the pillow cover, place a piece of wax or freezer paper, cut to size, to prevent ink from going through to the back.
3. Using Stampin’ Craft Ink Spots, stamp up the images as you would on card stock, randomly and in a pleasing manner.
4. After all the images are stamped, take a Sponge Dauber and your choice of Craft Ink and in horizontal strokes fill in the white background. Heat set with an iron.
Thank you Erika and ladies for inviting me as a guest speaker.
You have convinced me to take up weaving!!
Thanks for stopping by…