Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Woven Wire cloth

Today a class was held in creating a pendant using woven wire cloth. The cloth was made of copper so it can be colored by torch firing rather than dying as fabric would be. The colors resemble Raku in pottery. The piece was assembled using fagotting and buttonhole stitch. The "sewing" thread was very fine copper wire. The result resembles a cornucopia embellished with pearls. Because it is a wire cloth, the shape is firm without any necessity for sub-structure or stiffening.

Because of the fiber techniques used in construction, this is the type of object that can be including in our gallery.

Location:Bead and Button Show

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