Carol Cypher, our weekend In-town Retreat instructor, will attend our February 14th membership meeting where
she'll have a trunk show of her great kits and tell us about her life as a bead artist.
Carol Cypher a professional fiber artist focusing on feltmaking and beadwork, is known for her provocative pairing of the two mediums. Cypher teaches workshops throughout the U.S.A., Australia, Germany, the U.K. and Japan, and her work is exhibited and widely published in these places. Her first book, HAND FELTED JEWELRY AND BEADS: 25 ARTFUL DESIGNS enjoyed a couple of printings and is now declared "out of print". Her book MASTERING BEADWORK: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO OFF-LOOM TECHNIQUES is a compilation of 63 original projects that provide a full and rounded repertoire of beading stitches. In HOW WE FELT: DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES FROM CONTEMPORARY FELT ARTISTS, Cypher shares tips and technique of 20 felt artists, herself included. When asked to write a book on feltmaking for the Japanese publisher Patchwork Tsushin Co., her English manuscript was translated into Japanese by Motoko Natsubori and published October 2008. She has shared her techniques on PBS, DIY and HGTV television networks in addition to workshops and classes worldwide.
2014 Contest winners will be selected at the Regular Membership meeting. Voting will take place after a short business meeting.
"Early Bird Beading" will begin at 5pm. Members are asked to bring their own projects. There will be no
planned project due to the contest.