From Sheris Studio .
The seasons are finally changing; days are getting cooler and darker much earlier as the daylight gets shorter. Fall was so late this year. The fall season has seemed even longer with our warmer weather and the colors still on the trees. Plus now we have less leaves to rake with our new landscaping.
My School has also had changes this year.
I am now teaching in Trimesters. This means that I am teaching a longer day, but I will
have the Winter session off. I will be able to enjoy the Holidays, the first of the year
and begin teaching again in March. I am teaching the same amount just in a closer format.
I continue to see my students daily for a longer class period; plus we are able to get
more Art work done. My Art 1 students are finishing their first weaving-a placemat sampler
using the pattern very similar to the one I featured in the Fall Issue. My Advanced
students are weaving a Rainstick that I wrote a grant for and are also trying some new
techniques. So neat to see teenagers get so excited about weaving as I share my passion
For the Winter Issue I have designed a Golden
Dels is a family business which
specializes in Nantuckets. Featured here is the Flower
Frog which uses a cherry base already attached to the flower frog in 3 sizes.
Weave with caning and add a solid cherry cheeter rim to finish this functional
basket. Fill with fresh, silk or dried flowers or try an arrangement with pheasant
feathers and twigs.
The second piece from Dels is Doc Magees Mini Nantucket
dedicated to a forensic scientist who wove small cane baskets on the
Julie Kleinrath has been busy designing
several new series. The first shown here is the Nesting
Julie Kleinraths Yarn Holder is woven on a grooved
wooden base with a hole in the center. This basket is designed to hold a large skein of
yarn so it doesnt roll around. Woven in a continuous weave in a twill design; the
basket is finished with a notched handle. Hang up on a light and knit away.
Please go to my Website www.justpatterns.com,
then to the "Pattern
Exchange" page to view my White
Woven Christmas which is woven and then white washed. Ribbons in colorful
Christmas colors are added with jingle bells to complete this festive holiday basket.
Julies Little Ornament Baskets designed
to be ornaments for your Christmas tree and also works well for holding a small gift
certificate envelope. Twill woven, the basket is finished with a leather handle and
ceramic choice of snowman, gingerbread man or ivy. Enjoy weaving the baskets featured in
this Issue as well as at my Website.
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