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Venture into Velvet Part I – Tobias
May 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:50 pm- $20.00
Instructor: Dianne Tobias
Cost of class: $20
Number of class sessions: 1.5 (only 9:30 – 10:30 on Saturday)
Braid a bowl or mat from hand dyed velvet!
Shimmery, spectacular stretch velvet is a fantastic fabric for fancy braided tabletop pieces. Learn the tips and techniques for working with this warm and slightly finicky fabric, which seems to catch and hold the light in its braids.
From cutting strips, to braiding, to lacing, tapering and butting, each step is similar to braiding with wool but… just a little bit different.
Braid a bowl or mat out of her hand dyed velvet, which can vary from dip dyed, spot dyed or slightly mottled. Braid with all velvet or mix with wool.
Class fee includes 1/3 yd of velvet, enough to make a 8-10” bowl or mat.
Rug hookers are invited to contact Dianne about making a combined hooked/braided bowl or mat.
RO or LO? Either one
Maximum number of students: 20
Minimum number of students: 2
Special equipment or kit fee? An email will be sent to students, they may want to bring some velvet or wool to complement the velvet.
Dianne has taught braiding and braiding around hooking for several years at a number of braiding and hooking camps. She enjoys using different fabrics and has had a love of velvet for several years, first as bought non-stretch velvet and now dyeing, braiding and hooking with stretch velvet. She has authored articles on working with velvet both in Rug Hooking Magazine and in a braiding newsletter.
Teacher email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher website: thebraidingpost.wordpress.com