We made woven hearts and one of our members, Bette, demonstrated an envelope punch board which is a really nifty tool to make any size envelope using different papers. Anyone who has made a card knows that you start with an envelope because they are so hard to find in the size you need, and make the card to fit. This envelope maker solves that dilemma. You can see a woven heart we made which measures about 5" x 5" and the envelope that was made to go with it using the punch board and scrapbooking paper cut to the right size. We discussed our Group Project for 2014 which is working through Italic Letters by Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty. We work on the book starting with a pencil or ballpoint pen, and progress from mono line letterforms to different styles of italic lettering using a broad-edged nib. It will take us most of the year to get through the book, but the newbies will learn this hand and the experienced calligraphers will get a brush up on this basic lettering style. Chapter Two is the one to work on at home before our next meeting in February.
The community room at Gaudin Ford is a terrific place for us to meet. Lots of workspace, lots of chairs, a sink down the hall, and really friendly people who met us at the door and helped us find our space. Thank you Tiffanie and Gaudin for getting us set up. We'll see you next month too.