I was out at the coast for Memorial day weekend, and saw a sign to "Blow Your Own Glass." I pulled a Yuie in heavy traffic, and went back and talked to the guy. He had some wonderful pieces he had made, and said I could make a flower, vase or ball. I had to think about it 'til the next day as it was rather spendy. But I would easily pay that for a piece of art glass, I'd just as soon have made it email@example.com Oops, just an email, I thought he had a website. Apparently several of the glass blowers working along the Oregon Coast are offering this opportunity to blow it yourself. He is located at the North edge of Florence, Oregon on Hwy 101. He was very patient and explained each step very well, he helped two 10 year old girls blow a globe after me, so anyone really can do it themselves.
I will link this to Nina-Marie's "Off the Wall Friday" click on the badge in the right column, and see what other talented textile artists are doing.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
I am so blessed, a long time quilt guild friend and Fyber Cafe member, has given me her older Bernina 730. It has the embroidery module on it. Wow! Also loads of disks and packets of CD patterns. Also 2 huge binders of instructions on using the software and special attachments. I did find the basic start up manual, thank GOD, I was getting a little over whelmed. Now to find room in my very crowded sewing room, for all of this and more, bags of thread, discs and patterns. I have always wanted to get an embroidery machine, this will be so fun to play with on summer vacation, when I want to stay inside with the air conditioner. I am cleaning up Charlie's "Man Cave" of tools and junk, sorting out the many items, 5 hammers and six saws, just too much stuff. I am going to make it into a painting/dyeing area, so all my shoe boxes of supplies can go down there, freeing up room upstairs in the sewing room. Back to work I go, gotta sort thru everything.