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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November Phoebe Meeting

A featured event of the meeting was enrichment presented by Jennifer (left rear). Geri, Marcella and Caroline were among the first to try out the collage techniques.

Calendar Of Events 

January 2017, Emily Devoran's "Wacky Baskets" Workshop.

January 19 (Thursday), "Phoebe Meeting," 6:30 P.M. at the Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Bring all the wonderful things you have made to show and tell.

January 22 (Sunday), "Antique Faire" at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Vendors from Alameda Point and others will be participating. Free admission, fairground parking $10. 

February 13, 2017 (Monday), Sally Lampi "Imaginary Characters" Collage Workshop.

March 4, "Phoebe Make It and Take It" at the Castro Valley Library. We will also be displaying our notion dolls in the display case during the entire month. Make sure you have at least one completed before March.

April 20, Melissa Tereck" Tiny Houses" Paper Clay Workshop.

Caroline, Daisy, Harlene, Marjorie, Geri and Jennifer are shown collaging ephemera items Jennifer supplied for us to use. Thank you, Jennifer for all the information. It will be especially helpful to those who will be taking Sally's workshop in February.

Apron and Paper Napkin Challenges

A year-long challenge was to make an apron and the challenge from last meeting was to make something from the paper napkins we all brought to share. Daisy cleverly combined both challenges by making a paper napkin apron.

Zanaib, the Queen of Greeting Cards, used napkins, as well as other colorful papers, to make many more of her lovely cards.

Geri is also known for her fabulous greeting cards, and above of some of her creations—including one that is an apron with tiny tools in the pocket. Lucky are the people receiving cards from Zanaib and Geri. I'm sure their cards are appreciated, kept and treasured.

Marcella combined paper napkins and vintage pattern envelopes to make beautiful art. She also brought an exquisite apron (below) she had once made for her mother-in-law, who felt it was too beautiful to use. So, after her mother-in-law passed away, Marcella ended up inheriting it!

Mary made a very cute apron from two dish towels she had purchased. She added colorful twill tape which she sewed on with variegated thread. She generously donated it to the evenings raffle. Thanks, Mary.

Bonnie brought an apron she had made many years ago. Clearly too beautiful to wear as an apron, this object d'art features piecework, vintage lace and trims, thread spools, and many beautiful embellishments.

Show and Tell

Bonnie brought this wonderful angel to add to the bookstore display in December. Perfect!

And Bonnie shared this amazing appliqued and stitched square.

Linda finished her "Frowning Frances" Banshee, which we all admired. She made the very clever stand from a doll base and painted thread spools.

And, she also completed a doll from the Christine Shively workshop, which is destined to become a part of the Christmas window display.

Marjorie's adorable witch was made from another Susan Barmore pattern. Wonderful face painting!

And, Marjorie also completed another Barmore pattern doll. This wonderful girl is seen holding a miniature Ouija Board.

Sally brought several of her latest paintings, which combine paper collage and watercolor painting. She even inspired the members of her watercolor painting class to try it, and they loved it!

Sally collaged some of her paper napkins with floral motif's for the flowers on the left and then painted the face with watercolors. Many of us can't wait to try this technique. After the holidays? At Sally's workshop? Looking forward to it!

Donna has been busy making items for the Olive Hyde Christmas Show, including necklaces, earrings and dolls. The doll above is one of several inspired by Christine Shively's workshop. The two shown below are made by mounting similar stuffed fabric heads, arms and torsos onto large paper industrial thread cones.

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