Recent seminar and newsletter handouts
Last summer I purchased a felted bead bracelet at a local museum shop and everytime I wore it, I told myself I would get around to trying my hand at some beads. What a great way to use up my stash of felted scraps!I hope you enjoy making these beads and sharing the bounty for gifts!
I did research on the Looped Textiles of New Guinea in the fall of 1980 as the final leg of my Master's Degree at Wesleyan University. The following year, Interweave Press chose to publish it in their White Paper Series. These White Papers were devoted to serious textile subjects so I was thrilled to be included. They have since gone out of print, but I decided to offer it here in case there is anyone out there who shares my interest in this subject. The research is nearly 30 years old, so I am sure some things have changed in New Guinea by now.
Articles from Threads Magazine: I am pleased to add 5 of the articles that I wrote for Threads Magazine (www.threadsmagazine.com) to the free downloads available here. There are still a couple of Threads articles that I cannot offer here because I do not have clear rights to them. The articles (with their issue numbers in parenthesis) that are not included here are: Basic Knitting Machines (1), Knitting Machine Geometrics (short rows) (10), Diagonal Cables (14), From Beginnings to Happy Endings (20). You can call the Threads customer service department to request copies (800-477-8727).
Take a look at the dates in the articles that are available as downloads and you will see that most of them are from pretty early in my career and probably include different methods or information than I later published in any of my books. I especially enjoyed re-reading the article on horizontal cables where I decided that a truly horizontal cable wasn't possible! Talk about eating my words all these years later - I guess that is what we call personal growth!
When I was the education director for Studio by White Knitting Machines, the education department produced Tips & Techniques. They were mailed out regularly to our dealers, who were encouraged to share them with their customers. I may be missing some, but the following issues are available as free PDF downloads from this web site. Special thanks to Terri Burns, Lynne McClune and Bonnie Triola for allowing me to share their work with you. On July 19th I added another 12 Tips and Techniques - and in August, Barbara Huseby sent me another 6. The set is pretty complete -Enjoy!