Monday, June 25, 2012

Welcome to Arrowmont

Here I am at Arrowmont school of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It has been an amazing experience and just keeps getting better. I am happily exhausted by the end of every day but completely thrilled with my class , the artist presentations every evening, the excellent food and the supportive atmosphere . If you have ever hesitated to take a workshop of this kind this place will make you wonder why you were worried about it.

I am taking a tapestry workshop with Tommye Scanlin and this was our first full day. Sunday evening we had an introduction and were able to view some of the examples of tapestry weaving that Tommye brought for us . Many of the samples were of the tapestry diary work that she has been doing since 2008. Our theme for the class is "Weaving the Days of Our Life". We are warping two small looms during the class, one with a sampler of techniques and the second with a diary of our own. Below are some of the tapestries on display in the room and tomorrow I will have some of the diary work she brought as well as some of the weaving on our looms. Also I have a shot of Tommye demonstrating for the group.

One of the wonderful benefits from taking a workshop like this aside from the learning taking place in class is the opportunity to connect with other tapestry weavers and share resources and ideas. One great example, I didn't think I would be able to blog while I was here because I could not figure out how to get my photos uploaded from the iPad to the Blog. I learned about the Blog Press App from Tommye this evening and here I am staying up too late and typing away. Now that I know I can blog on the run I will be sharing more of the Arrowmont experience.

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Location:Baskins Creek Bypass,Gatlinburg,United States

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post! I'm happy to see the class from your perspective.