Classes: I managed to land FOUR limited attended classes, but while I learned some new and nifty things, I've decided that trying to get as many limited classes as possible is not the best Costume college strategy. I missed some really great unlimited classes, and also missed circulating and socializing (my favorite Costume College activity). I also taught a class this year, which made me too anxious to enjoy a class or two beforehand (but I'm not dissuaded from teaching again next year).
But anyway, here's what I created over the weekend.
Friday I spent the whole deal making a pair of Medieval turnshoes with instructor Kathryn Wolters.
I would have finished these in class, but was stymied by the silly little straps. The last bit only took a few more minutes after class.
Saturday mid-day I took Boutis Provençal with Natalie Meyer. This is a technique similar to trapunto, but it leaves no holes in the back of the fabric. It was new to me, and I picture interesting possibilities with it.
|Boutis Provençal sampler.|
Saturday afternoon I taught my class, Basic Lucet Weaving. It went...ok, I suppose. It could have gone better, and I got some ideas about how to do it better next time.
Sunday morning...early...I took Medieval and Renaissance Thread-Covered Buttons with Christine Megowan.
|From left to right: vertical wrap, horizontal wrap with half-exposed spines, basket woven,outside loop, inside loop (names made up by me).|
|Pieces of a calash bonnet.|