This project made possible by funding from The West Oxford Agricultural Society ~ presenter of The Fryeburg Fair

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fiber & WIre Sea Fans - Gorgonian Coral

Gorgonian Coral are commonly known as Sea Fans. Here is a photo of a live specimen.

 Here is a set of three made for the reef project. Each is progressively more difficult to accomplish and make for a great children's project!

The pink one begins with a simple pipe cleaner frame and woven with yarn. The blue one is more free form style weaving since it wraps around the pipe cleaners and doesn't always go completely across the frame. The green is the most difficult. It is made from florist wire that has been wrapped with yarn to form the fans branches and yarn is then curled and swirled in a free form patterns and glued in place to secure the pattern.

I especially love the green one!

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