Spinzilla 2015

Last week was Spinzilla 2015. From www.spinzilla.org: Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week.  Spinner registration fees are donated to the Needle Arts Mentoring Program. I spun 2680 yards of yarn during the week (about a mile…

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Glass Vessel at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium

Core Formed Glass Vessel at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium Mistress Sorcha taught a two part class on making core formed glass vessels.  In the first part we prepared different types of cores to shape the glass around.  We used large mandrels, steel wool and a mixture of manure, clay and sand achat…

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Enameling at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium

Enameling at The Known World Metal & Glass Symposium Enameling, as I learned it in two classes at The Known Wold Metal & Glass Symposium, is placing powdered glass on copper and heating it until it melts.  Both classes that I attended were on Cloisonne Enameling, which involves bending wires to the shape that you…

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