This past weekend a few of my dearest friends gave me the opportunity to try out my tapestry teaching skills at a three day retreat/workshop. On day one we started with some demonstrations and then they started on their looms with some foundation weaving and those first couple of passes.
Here are Lynn, Gwen and Karin busy at their looms
Katherine is just getting started here with Donna in the background.
Here is Gwen consulting my handouts. It was so nice to see them being used!
By day two everyone was deep into their weavings, here is Margaret in the foreground.
By day two Donna is taking off on her own tapestry adventure.
I have to say it was fascinating and enlightening to be on the observing side of
weavers involved in their tapestry projects, learning new techniques and working intuitively with them . It has added a great deal of pleasure and enrichment to me to be able to share my love of tapestry weaving with my friends. On Sunday morning about 7:30am when I arrived in our work space everyone was already around the table and busy with their tapestry!
Here is a sampling of what was on the looms when we left on Sunday afternoon.
|Lynn, our pattern/structure expert.|
|Karin, the reluctant tapestry weaver!|
|Margaret, who surprised us all with her passion for the process.|
|Donna, with a tapestry so evocative of her lovely home.|
|Katherine, who has been wanting to try tapestry and finally has!|
|Gwen, the color explorer and new tapestry weaver.|