Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Loomatics Round Robin Project




I am really excited about this project. The Loomatics are a study group of the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild and we are working on a round robin project. This is something new for us and I know that every piece is going to turn out wonderfully! Above are two pieces that I have worked on. I know that you can't tell what they are, but I don't know if they read my blog.
Basically, we all started with a design on a piece of fabric to work our bead embroidery on and we beaded a portion of it. Then we hand our treasure off to the next person. My piece started on it's journey with Madeline, then onto the next person. We won't see the piece until this time next year. We are allowed to put some guidelines for the other beaders (no pink, no flowers, no penis beads, etc), but once the project is out of our hands - we have no control.
When we meet on a monthly basis, we talk about our work and our visions. The person who "owns" the piece leaves the room for a couple of minutes to let the beader of the month talk about it. The laughter that comes from the room really makes you wonder "what are they doing to my beadwork?" but I know that it's going to turn out wonderful because I know that none of the women involved would do anything ugly or hateful.
I've had Sue's and Deb's work come through me and added my little touches to their visions. Because of my sense of humour, and the fact that I started off with a moose, I know that mine is going to have little pieces of my personality through it and I can't wait for it to be finished!
p.s. It's pronounced "loom-a-tics" with the emphasis on the loom, not loo-matics.

7 comments:

LJeanCreations said...

LOL Great article. I know who one of the pctures belongs to!! hehe Oh, who said no penis beads???

Mary Timme said...

I'm so glad you can put some limits on them! But, this looks like a lot of fun for everyone. I wondering if you are called loomatics why are you doing bead embroidery? Seems like you'd be working on loom work. Just a question, I had!

The bad Liz said...

Mary, it's a long story!! Originally, we started meeting as a study group in our guild - interested in Loom work. Well, what we mostly learned is that we don't like looming!!!

But the name was put on us by a member's mother - hence - Loomatics!!

Linda - did I hide what I did well enough in the pictures????

Melissa said...

Penis beads?! LMAO

The Lone Beader said...

You are always teasing us...

LJeanCreations said...

Liz wrote: We are allowed to put some guidelines for the other beaders (no pink, no flowers, no penis beads, etc), but once the project is out of our hands - we have no control.
Who said...no Penis Beads??? I don't recall that!
Yes you did hide it well....I know who one belongs to, I just have to wait on the other one!

The bad Liz said...

LJ - I don't remember who said no penis beads, but I am certain that some will end up on a bead embroidery someplace......Just wait until I get my hands on YOURS!!