Saturday, December 01, 2007

Orlando Needlework Show Wrap-up

Took two excellent classes at the show and realized I didn't blog about them: Lily Chin's Color, Composition, Scale, Stitch and Pattern in 2-Dimensional Design and Darla Fanton's Tunisian Entrelac-to Felt or Not; Part 1-In the Round.
I've never seen this one offered by Lily before, so I had to take it out of curiosity. Within in the first 5 minutes I knew I was in the right class when she asked, "What is the difference between Art and Design?" I spent the rest of the conference mulling over our discussion!

It's funny to me now to type "Tunisian Entrelac in the Round" because before I took Darla's class it sounded exotic and advanced. I had never done any kind of tunisian crochet in the round, let alone entrelac. Yet it was perfectly easy to learn in class and I never once thought, "Holy cow, this tunisian entrelac in the round is crazy stuff". It seems more natural than working flat, actually.

I finished my project in class: a bowl to felt (see above photo). Now that I have it home, though, it's very soft and is the perfect size for my Hat Guru, so I think instead of felting it I'll edge the brim and let it be a hat!

The last bit of news is: YES Floridians! There WILL be another Orlando Needlework Show in September 2008!
UPDATE (Dec. 7): Dates for 2008 are being revised.


  1. This hat is fabulous Vashti! Glad you didn't felt it as the stitches are gorgeous. Please tell more about Lily's question and class. Dora

  2. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Hi Vashti,

    I love the color combination. Sounds like you had a great time, Thanks for sharing it

  3. Thank you!
    Something I like about felting is that working smooth wools loosely makes stitches look different, and sometimes I prefer it like with this hat. The soft bounce of the yarn can really bloom.
    I forgot to mention the yarns in the blog entry: the two solid colors are Tahki Bunny, and I used Lily Chin's Park Avenue for the the multicolored diamonds.
    I think I'll have to do another blog entry in response to Lily's class. :-)

  4. Anonymous3:43 PM

    hi thats pretty !!


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