Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cavandoli 2.0 at BABE 2014!

Cavandoli Knotting

Cavandoli is a knotting technique in which double half hitches are knotted in a continuous fashion, with no loose thread or spaces between the knots creating a woven-like tapestry. Traditionally two colors are used and patterns are created by alternating horizontal and vertical double half hitches. Refer to earlier entry on Cavandoli and who was Valentina Cavandoli

Cavandoli 2.0 will take you beyond the two color limitation. A series of techniques will provide you with the tools for color control and to be able to bring a color exactly where you want it. With the use of wire armatures, vertical, horizontal and reverse double half hitches, we will create module like textile pieces. Texture and relief will be explored. The pieces we will create will be planned and structured. These modules will become the focus pieces for a beaded opera length infinity neckpiece with no clasp, or a cartouche style medallion.

Class projects will be made with C-Lon Bead Cord and various seed beads. Kits will be available with all the material for the projects and they will be available in sevral color variations. Keep in mind that Cavandoli is a slow process with lots of knots per square inches, so projects will not be finished in class. Practicing the double half hitch and all of its variations prior to class is required. Several free tutorial are available on Marion Jewels in Fiber website. 

This class is organized by Bay Area Bead Extravaganza, BABE for short. The class will take place Thursday & Friday, November 13-14 2014 in Oakland at the Marriott Convention Center. The class is scheduled prior to the show that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 15-16, 2014, so you will have the opportunity to take additional classes offered on the weekend and to attend the show! –> BABE! 2014 

C-lon is a class sponsor providing each student with a spool of C-Lon Bead Cord for the class project. 

Cavandoli Knotting

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