Christine here. This past Saturday we had a braid meeting of the Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild. It was Shirley Harrison’s birthday, and Robin Kershaw had a lovely cake for her!
It was great to catch up and see what everyone has been working on. Here are some photos:
I’m still working on the final, butted row of my multi strand: here’s a photo of the last row in progress. I was thinking of going up to 19 strands… but I chickened out at 17.
Debra Weinhold has of course been busy over the summer: she brought along two wool appliqué table runners and a stool-cover that she’s working on. It was interesting to realize that, as she gets to the braids along the sides of this square pillow, the need for braiding corners goes away.
At the meeting, we reviewed that Pody Vanderwall will be the speaker at the next braid in (May 4-7, 2017, Bethlehem, PA) and that she will be talking about her great grandmother, who was a famous silk braiding artist in the early 1900’s. Her great grandmother was Jessie Catherine Kinsey, whose work is still on display at the Oneida Community Mansion House and Museum, in Oneida, NY. We also talked about suggestions for the teaching program next year; I’ll be formally asking for class proposals from any interested teachers. Last year, all class proposals were accepted and placed on the schedule, so if you have any desire to teach … let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org