Learn to Make Pearl Cotton
Or pearl silk. And a variety of other way-cool pearl-like fibers.
Do you know that you can make pearl fiber?
And do you know it’s totally easy and big-time fun?
And do you know that once you get the basics down, you can go all kinds of Nuts with it to create some wildly interesting, fully functional fibers?
Well. Now you do.
I’m going to teach you how to do this cool new thing by doing a cool new thing myself: host a live Nutty event. I’ve been attending webinars for ages. A few years ago, I presented at the Bookmark Collectors’ Virtual Bookmark Convention. Last year, I began holding webinars for my Alaska writing group. Now, I’m inviting my stitchy friends to join me (Why? Am I coming apart?) for some real-time, real-useful fun.
November 16, 2013
8:00 a.m. Alaska Time
Sign Up Here
That’s 12:00 noon Eastern
5:00 p.m. London
6:00 p.m. Oslo
1:00 a.m. Perth (Sorry, Australia, New Zealand, and other folks who will be sleeping.)
Why Make Pearl?
- Pearls are great fibers. They’re used for all kinds of stitching, including blackwork, Hardanger, needlepoint, cross stitch, and more.
- They’re more twisted and thicker than six-strand floss which makes them stronger, which makes them good for finishing edges, which tend to get more wear, tear, and general abuse.
- It can be hard to find pearls to match other fibers. Most hand-dyed, overdyed, and painted six-strand fibers don’t have matching pearls.
- It can be hard to find pearls in a wide variety of colors and sizes. You might get white, black, ecru, and red in size 5 at big box stores, but what about medium-light, bright-dark, ultra-very turquoise-red in sizes 3, 8, 12, or 16? What if what you really want is size 10? No one even makes that, do they? But you can. Suh-weet!
- When I travel, I don’t take bags and bags of fiber. I take six-strand floss and have it plus every size pearl.
- And the most important reason, the only one anyone needs: It’s fun!
What’s This Fabulous Event and Info Going to Cost?
Zip. Zilch. Nada. Bupkiss. This one’s on me, kids. I really, really, really want you to come ’cause it’s going to be fun and this is a great technique we should all know.
How It Works
Here’s the way it’s gonna go down:
You sign up. Even if you can’t attend live—say, because you live in Perth, and it’ll be the middle of the night, and you’ve got two small children or cats who won’t understand that mommy/daddy needs to sleep all day Sunday—even if you can’t attend live, register anyway. I hope to record the
spectacle beautifully executed performance and party, and if that works, for a limited time, you’ll be able to check it out at a reasonable hour of your choosing.
So, Step 1: Sign up.
Step 2: You’ll get a reminder from our software provider, AnyMeeting.com, one day and one hour before the
debacle smooth-sailing event.
Step 3: You’ll follow the link in the reminder email to the webinar room where you’ll join the
mayhem fun. Come in your pjs if you’re just getting up, or bring your dinner if it’s that time for you.
- There will be video and audio (we hope), so a wired connection is best, i.e., it is best if you are plugged in to your router or modem rather than using a wireless setup.
- There will be a chat box in the lower left corner of your screen where you can type questions for me and notes to other participants.
- Our friend and fellow Nut, Karen, will be online to help monitor the chat and answer tech questions. We’ll all be figuring this out together, so please be patient and kind.
- Come a little early to get a feel for the room and find the chat box. I’ll open the room fifteen minutes before launch so we can get settled.
All right, what I have forgotten? You can bring some six-strand floss if you want to make some pearl right there in real time.
Got questions? Ask away!
Still haven’t signed up? Well, go do it: Sign up now! That one’s for you, Cassel! 🙂