Monday, June 22, 2015

Fiber Boot Camp Wrap Up

by Staci Louise Smith

Well I think the wrap up is long overdue, but we had a nice little Boot Camp about fiber, and different ways to add it to your creations. 

Here are a few more inspirational ways to use fiber in pieces before I take you through our boot camp posts once more (that way if you missed any you can go back and check them out, I know I had a busy spring and even missed a bunch of these posts!!!!)







 Patti stepped out of her comfort zone for the challenge and totally rocked the fiber by adding it to her metal work.  I love the pop of color it adds, and how it softens it just a bit.


Sherri did a guest post and ended up becoming our newest member.  Not only does she work primarily in fiber doing micro macrame, but her colors and patterns are just inspirational.


Marsha has been selling hand painted silks as long as I can remember.   Well, she did a post on her new kits.  Talk about making the use of fiber in jewelry easy, these are just great.  She even has a video tutorial on how to make them so its super easy to follow!!!!



Carol shared about family roots and fiber: her friend Sherry uses fiber in a very unique way, and made some really personal pieces of jewelry with fiber here


Karen shared some of her past work in fibers- some VERY fun and fluffy pieces.....just love her style

This was a great post on fiber inspiration and some of her past work that includes fiber as well,  done by Carol


I shared some examples of how I use fiber in my work, and then did a little tutorial on how you can use it that way too


amd how to care for your silk and fiber

and here I tried out waxed linen again, and used some inspiration from a friend to make dangles part of the design


Marsha and Maire both did posts on weaving fibers on loom and cards......


and I love how Maire related it to childs play, because didn't we all have some sort of loom or make some sort of friendship bracelet on a cardboard loom of some sort when we were young!

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We really hope you enjoyed the Boot Camp on Fiber and maybe learned something new, or were encouraged to try out some sort of fiber.  Thank you as always for following along!  Remember you can follow us on facebook too, and see what each of us are up to when we are not blogging for LMAJ.
Hope to see you on there!

6 comments:

Carol Dekle said...

Thank you Staci for including my work in the follow up post. I enjoyed this boot camp more than I thought I would and look forward to the next challenge!

Ann Schroeder said...

Thank you for this roundup and for the fiber boot camp. I loved every single one of these posts. I love fiber and enjoy trying new types and new techniques.

Mary Redman said...

This was a fun boot camp. I learned new things and was inspired by everyone's creativity! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

stregajewellry said...

I really enjoyed your boot camp and all the posts about diverse ways to use fibers in jewelry. It has done a lot to help me overcome my FOF (fear of fiber). I've begun to seriously consider fibers for added texture and eye appeal when making pieces. Thanks for all the great posts.

Karen McGovern said...

Wonderful creations all! Such inspiration....

Karen McGovern said...

Wonderful creations all! Such inspiration....

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