This is a reminder that the Funky Fibres are back to normal, tomorrow from 6.30pm – 8.30pm @ the Lee Green Community Centre, 3 Leegate, SE12 8SS. (Opposite Sainsbury’s) An optional donation of £2 would be very much appreciated, as it goes towards the running of the centre, refreshments etc.
Here’s a recap of what we were doing, before the Easter break:
WEEK 5. FUNKY FIBRES & FINGERLOOP BRAIDING
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The blue painted fingernails, belong to the lovely new Funky Fibre member, Erva. Below she’s learning to crochet, for the first time.
Welcome, Erva, & keep practicing holding the yarn for crocheting & not as knitting!
Kaiya showed us an old, (but new to us), craft called Fingerloop braiding.
She used garden string, any strong yarn will do, wrap 5 loops around a solid base, have 3 loops on 3 fingers of one hand, & 2 loops on two fingers of the other hand.
After slipping loops between fingers, a plaited fabric is made.
Of course, Kaiya made it look easy, but I suppose with practice (& You Tube), great things can be achieved.
Such as this ‘split’ braid.
Take a look @ the link for the You Tube tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
History & details of Fingerloop braiding @: http://fingerloop.org
Kaiya’s an avid camper, and as not to mess up the inside of the tent, the family wear these warm & cosy boots…
New & experienced crafters are very welcome.
Looking forward to seeing you, if you’re a new or returning Funky Fibre.
So, until tomorow, keep crafting, keep creating.
Peace & Love
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo