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The third and fourth days of the Summit brought many new ideas. Joining us were Karen Hornor, Donna Horgan, Katherine Kosta, Robin Douglas, and Dustin Wedekind, and leaving us were Dana Scott, Teresa Shelton, and Nancy Jenner. Today, Sheila Prosterman.
When Sheila dropped in to say “hi” yesterday, she brought a sample of an old piece of beadwork that we have been marveling over. It may be knitted… I’ll try to learn more about it. If you happen to recognize the pattern or provenance, leave a comment. The fabric is very fine, feather-light.
Dustin brought his beaded ties, and he and I did a few demos from the books for people who wanted to explore Cones, flat circles, or the Elegant Guide Round.
Katherine Kosta flew in yesterday just in time for a cool rainstorm.
Sarah is working on a really interesting piece.
I love the tall flower ornaments.
Teresa, Kate and Nancy, photo by Katherine.
Donna Horgan brought a series of pieces that are like colour studies.
Many new shapes, rings and components were made in the past few days, and we got some truly great projects for the new book. I had a great new idea for my Elegant Guide Round and Exploding Round, involving setting increases into the air (instead of into peyote slots), and I’ll explore that today – I’d love to get you exploring it all with me! Lots of pix coming.