an open source architectural beadwork project from Kate McKinnon and a worldwide team of innovators
We’ve been having fun examining the structure of the Funnel-Web, and hoping that each person who comes to the Summit will make one. Teresa wants to use Silamide (which apparently she prefers over Nymo) and Marcia will use Fireline. Jean and Dustin and I are all about the Nymo, but I want to make a few of them with wires, so my top will be sculptural. Want a square funnel web? A long oval? I want to be able to mold it.
It’s a perfect time to try both a wire through the beads and a prosthetic exobone, under an embroidered fabric ribbon. We have a nice selection of yard-long samples of vintage ribbon from SAS to try.
Dustin wants to make little teeth around the open hole at the bottom of the funnel. Jean says hers will probably have geometric sides, or at least corners. I don’t know what Ellen, Gabi, or Jeroen will do, but I can’t wait to find out.
I love Dustin’s shank shape here- the decorative oval top is just perfect for the Funnel-Web, and I wouldn’t have thought of it on my own.