Monday, February 13, 2012

Weaving Fibers and Glass Cutting this WEEKEND!

Spider Web Loom
Saturday, February 18, 11-2pm
Instructor: June Covington

People all over the earth make all the fabric they need on looms assembled from sticks which support a warp into which they weave local fibers and exotic threads into patterns of unlimited designs. Class participants will assemble a simple "spiderweb" loom made from fallen branches and weave a wall-hanging of rich design using yarn, threads, wool and fabric scraps of varied colors and patterns. The branches for the looms can be left in place to provide the means to hang the finished work on the wall.
Glass Cutting 
Friday, February 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Instructor: Larry Pile

“Regardless of whether you do mosaics, stained glass, leaded glass, fused glass, small-volume picture-framing or small glass jewelry, glass cutting skills are important. Come to Oil and Cotton for this two-hour class with Artist Larry Pile (AKA The Kessler Craftsman). Larry will bring plenty of oil-fed hand cutters, running pliers and grozers, some electric tools, straight edges and practice glass. The class will start with learning to cut and run straight lines, then move to curved lines in everything from simple clear glass to opaque art glass. Larry will also show you how to cut thin strips, circles, use a water-fed ring saw for intricate cuts. He’ll also show you how to smooth the edges of your cut glass using either a diamond grinder or a hand-held alundum stone. You’ll walk out of Oil & Cotton with a fabulous start in glass cutting. Students will put their new glass cutting skills to work and make a fused glass night light.

No prior experience required, ages 16 and up. All Materials included.

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