Twisted Cord Demonstration During The First Friday Art Walk

On the first Friday of the each month we have the First Friday Art Walk in Ashland, Oregon. Most all the Art Galleries in town (of which there are many) stay open late and feature lots of art, food and music. The First Friday Art Walk officially runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and it’s lots of fun. You can pick up maps at most of the participating Art Galleries.

I am holding the cords I made. Some of the threads and yarns I used to make them are on the drafting table beside me.

I think the best place to visit is the Ashland Art Center. It has three stories, about 9,000 square feet, a Gallery, a Photographers Gallery, a Ceramic Studio, a Printmaking Studio, a community classroom and lots of artist studios. My studio is there on the second floor. (Could I be a little prejudiced?)

Each month I demonstrate some type of art in my Studio. For July I demonstrated how to make twisted cords. There were lots of peopleand we had a great time.

Here is a close up of the twisted cords.

I use all sorts of threads and yarns to make my twisted cords. I usually add some sort of metallic threads in the cords to jazz them up. I attach these cords to a toothpick and use it to close my tiny accordion Inspiration Books via a piano hinge. I have collected sayings all my life. I put inspirational sayings into these little books, thus the name Inspiration Books.

The text on this tiny Inspiration Book says, “A hug is a great gift. One size fits all and it’s easy to exchange.”

hugs to all, Candy

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