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Jason Devinney is known for his beautiful woven cloth, tapestries, and rugs. But who knew he was a long-time collector of beach glass on Bainbridge Island shores?
Join the Fiber Group for our April monthly meeting, when Devinney will be teaching us to make beach glass lanterns that cast a gentle and warm light wherever you place them.
Usually, Devinney is immersed in weaving projects that take a long time to complete, so his favorite pastime of creating beach glass lanterns gives him an opportunity for a shorter project that is both relaxing and brings him great joy. When he's finished with each one he displays it on his patio with his other lanterns to be enjoyed after work on balmy spring and summer evenings.
The monthly Fiber Group meetings are free for BARN members and $10 for non-members, payable online or at the meeting. There is a $20 materials fee, paid directly to Devinney at the meeting, for lantern, glass, glue and beads for this project.
There will be enough supplies for a dozen lanterns, so register to reserve your spot. If you don't register, you will still be welcome at the meeting; if 12 people have already signed up to make lanterns, you can still watch and learn.
Learn the basics of crocheting with wire. Wire is a fun departure for those used to working with yarn. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Wire sizing is described in numerical gauge, with higher numbers for thinner wire and lower numbers for thicker wire. Typically, wire sized at 28 gauge and above is used for knit and crochet.
We will make a basic shape that can be morphed into a variety of projects. Once the basics are learned we'll explore what contemporary artists have created with wire including beading.
Wire has memory and stiffness that yarn doesn’t have. This makes it harder on your hands and harder on your tools. Don't use your prize tools for these projects: use steel or aluminum tools since wood, bamboo and plastic will scratch.