November/December 2013 Newsletter

Posted on November 11th, 2013

View the November/December 2013 issue of the newsletter, The Golden Thimble, to keep up with what’s happening with the Ann Arbor chapter of the EGA. You will find a message from the chapter president, the chapter’s calendar and descriptions of upcoming programs.

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January/February 2013 Newsletter

Posted on January 21st, 2013

View the January/February 2013 issue of the newsletter, The Golden Thimble, to keep up with what’s happening with the Ann Arbor chapter of the EGA. You will find a message from the chapter president, the chapter’s calendar and descriptions of upcoming programs.

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October/November Programs

Posted on October 9th, 2012

Programs for the October and November meeting will be Needle tatting taught by Bonnie Rahn.

Cost for October program (beginner skill level) $5.00
Cost for November program building on our beginner skills learned in Oct) $5.00

Program fees need to be given to Janet Min at the September EGA meeting or you can mail her a check for the programs on or before Oct 9, 2012

Item/items to be purchased (not included in your kit)
Tatting needle or needles
Optional: You may want to bring a personal light for extra lighting.

Purchasing needles
You may either purchase one needle that can handle a heavier thread or I would suggest the multi pack with an assortment of sizes so that you can experiment with various size threads.
 

Suggested Needle order sites:

Sets of tatting needles are also available at JoAnn’s on Carpenter Road.

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September/October 2012 Newsletter

Posted on October 8th, 2012

View the September/October 2012 issue of the newsletter, The Golden Thimble, to keep u with what’s happening with the Ann Arbor chapter of the EGA. You will find a message from the chapter president, the chapter’s calendar and descriptions of upcoming programs.

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January 2012 Newsletter

Posted on January 16th, 2012

View the January 2012 issue of the newsletter, The Golden Thimble, to keep up with what’s happening with the Ann Arbor chapter of the EGA. You will find a message from the chapter president, the chapter’s calendar and descriptions of upcoming programs.

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January’s Program

Posted on January 16th, 2012

Needle Felting

January’s program will be part two of the art of needle felting, led by Chava Israel. In November, we began exploring needle felting techniques that can be used as surfaces for additional embellishment, either in 2 dimensions or 3. In January’s program, we will finish the felting process and embellishment techniques will be explored. Each participant chose to create either a flat (or low relief) piece or a 3-dimensional animal. 2 dimensional objects are based on the landscape form and incorporate more free form ideas and later embellishment than the 3 dimensional projects. The emphasis in the 3 dimensional pieces is on building and shaping the animal form. These, too can be embellished when finished.

We had the choice of a reindeer or giraffe in the 3 dimensional kits. Each kit contains a simple armature in the shape of the animal, the roving needed, and drawings that will help to guide you in the building, shaping and coloring of the animal. The different stages of building the animals will be on display for further reference.

2 dimensional kits contain landscape colored roving. Cookie cutters will be provided to create shapes – leaves, plants, animals or holidays motifs that can then be used to collage within the landscape. These can be worked flat or you may create a low relief effect that will produce interesting textures to embellish. There will be felted examples from to which you can refer for inspiration and ideas.

All kits include 2 felting needles and a felting pad. Kits are $5.00 each ($8.00 non members). Extra kits may be available at January’s meeting.

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September 2011 Newsletter

Posted on September 11th, 2011

View the September issue of the newsletter, The Golden Thimble, to keep up with what’s happening with the Ann Arbor chapter of the EGA. You will find a message from the chapter president, the chapter’s calendar and descriptions of upcoming programs.

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EGA Evaluation

Posted on August 19th, 2011

We need your opinion. If you have not filled the evaluation, Could you take a few minutes to fill out or just send us a note.

Ann Arbor EGA
The Future, to infinity and Beyond!

As our EGA navigates its way through the tough economy of recent years, it gives us the opportunity to re-evaluate our Ann Arbor EGA. I would like to take this opportunity to find out from you if we have an EGA Guild that is meeting the needs and expectations of our membership.

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September/October Program

Posted on August 18th, 2011

(For these dates we will be starting the program promptly at 7:00p.m. and then breaking for our meeting around 8:00p.m.)

The September/October meetings program will be taught by Bonnie Rahn: Birch Bark Needle Case. Cost for current members will be $25.00 (Must be prepaid to reserve your kit.) Non-members, cost will be $32.00 (must be prepaid to reserve your kit). Please contact Bonnie by August 31 to reserve your kit.

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Message from the President

Posted on August 18th, 2011

Well, my fellow Ann Arbor EGA members the Summer is drawing to a close, and while we have had quite a HOT Summer, many others around the country have had it much worse. We in Michigan can look forward to the beautiful Fall colors as the leave change their color.

I would like to welcome back those current member and former members that may have an opportunity to join us again this Fall. And, a special welcome to those new members that have joined us recently, we are always happy to welcome new friends into our group.

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