Unusual Materials: from the almost familiar to the odd

Unusual Materials: from the almost familiar to the odd

The next meeting of the guild will be held on February 23rd at the Fiber Loft. The program will be presented by Deb Kaplan and will be on Unusual Materials. Here is her description:

Unusual materials are both ancient and modern. Some will seem similar to yarns you have used before, others will be quite different. Horsehair, paper, straw, stems, unusual silks, plant and animal fiber yarns, and over-twisted yarns have been used for centuries. Elastics, plastics and stainless steel, copper, brass and synthetic metallic yarns are all newer. We’ll look at them all. Why use some of the more unusual materials available? How do you go about evaluating them? We will look at the properties of some more common and not so common materials and compare and contrast.

Come for refreshments, socializing and a selection of library materials at 7 pm. The program will begin at 7:30 pm.

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