A mini workshop will be held at our September 1st meeting! Ply-splitting is a technique used to create a variety of items, such as key chains, lanyards, wall hangings, baskets, coasters, hot pads, necklaces and many other things.
Ply-splitting, or Split-ply, uses a specialized tool, and 10/2 Perle cotton, 4 ply with a Z twist. Using the specialized tool, you’ll hold all plies together, and split them with one of the 4 cords to create your desired item.
In this mini-workshop, we will be making a key chain. It will use 4 cords 27″ long. It’s a great beginner project and will give you all the basics you need to do more wonderful creations.
The photo is from Linda Hendrickson’s website. This is a closeup of the key chain we are going to make. If you would like to learn more, or purchase your own patterns or supplies, you can go to http://www.LindaHendrickson.com.
For this project, all supplies will be provided.
Please join us!
Also, take a look at some of the upcoming classes and programs! There are all kinds of exciting opportunities ahead!
Front Range Fiber Artisans (FRFA) is an inclusive organization devoted to promoting and developing the skills of any person practicing fiber arts, including but not limited to: Basketry, Braiding, Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Felting, Knitting, Lace Making, Paper Making, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Tatting and Weaving.
We welcome new members interested in exploring fiber arts of all kinds.
Members are not required to have any particular level of expertise – only a desire to learn and to share. If you would like to become a member today, download and fill out our membership form and send it to us or bring it to the next meeting.
REGULAR MEETING INFORMATION:
Meetings are held once a month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the MacKenzie Place ballroom, 1604 Elm Creek View, Colorado Springs. We have a social time, a short business meeting and then the program of the month.
Please note: If School District 11 cancels classes due to inclement weather, FRFA meetings, general and board, will also be canceled.
1605 Elm Creek View, Colorado Springs, CO
(SW corner of Union & Fillmore across from Audubon Med Ctr)