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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Noodles Galore!

Last month Daisy handed out fabric "noodles" for everyone to take home and make an original project using at least three of them. Just about everyone participated in this challenge and brought their creations to the March meeting. It was amazing to see the variety of challenge results. Above are samples of Zanaib's beautiful fabric collaged greeting cards. Other results may be found in blog photos shown in this post.
And, members were also asked to bring some of their favorite pasta sauce to share. Cooked pasta was supplied, and with the accompaniments people brought, we all enjoyed a wonderful potluck pasta feast. It was "noodle night" in more ways than one!

Calendar Of Events 

April 21 (Thursday, 9 to 4), Laurie Scott Cloth Embellished Necklace Workshop. Many different techniques will be explored. Contact Colleen at colleen.patell@gmail.coto sign up, and send her a check to make sure your space is reserved.

April 21, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Pick up a spool for the challenge due in June. Use it to make any type of creative piece.

May 19, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting, 6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Dolls for the Petaluma Exhibit will be due.

June 23, Petaluma Doll ExhibitThis is a two-month invitation only and juried exhibit, and we are proud to be invited as a club for the second time. Many internationally known doll makers will exhibiting, as well as conducting workshops. More details to follow. Our dolls will be due at the May meeting.

June 16, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Spool Challenge will be due.

July 21, Thursday, Barbara Willis "Flower Doll" Workshop9 A.M. to 4 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward.

July 21, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting6:30 to 9:30 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Spool Challenge will be due.

August, Christine Shively Doll Workshop, Petaluma Center of the Arts.
Rosie's Hands-On Tutorial
A special treat for the evening was Rosie's tutorial on how to make mini books with wooden covers made from yardstick segments.  

They make great card substitutes for expressing personal messages and sentiments to friends and loved ones on special occasions.

Most of us did not have time to finish ours, and will be bringing them to the April meeting for show and tell.

Show and Tell & Challenge Photos

Here are just a few of the wonderful things made with the fabrics given to us for the noodle exchange. Above is Bonnie's wall hanging.

Rosie made the little dress shown above. It sure is cute and embellished with lots of decorative stitching.

Cat fancier Suzanne made the adorable kitty above with a pattern from one of her books.

Elizabeth, who has previously wowed us with her ghost babies and monsters, did it again with this little monster lady.

Donna rolled her noodle fabrics into tubes and created a replica of an African tribal cloth bead collar necklace.

Mary is shown modeling a beautiful necklace Harlene created. Harlene made several more necklaces by knitting wire tubes with the cloth strips inside. A really cleaver idea, but unfortunately I did not get a photo.
Above are some of the colorful plush fish dolls that Colleen made for Stichin' for Kids project. Phoebes sew various soft toys to give to children staying in hospitals for extended periods of time.

Harlene finished her doll from the Elinor Peace Bailey workshop using beautiful Hoffman fabrics and the face Elinor painted for her.

Donna brought an example of the mixed media jewelry pieces she is making for the East Bay Open Studios event and sale at Goose Cottage in Alameda in June.

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