Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Back to tapestry...

... almost back to this point... soon I'll be back to the loom.  But first...




...Halloween foolishness over for this year.  Now, it's back to what I'm really doing in the studio right now.  And that's working on preparations for the upcoming workshop in Asheville.


Lists get made, boxes and baskets pulled out and filled, handouts are revised and printed, yarns stashed in suitcases.  As most teachers do, I'm sure, I spend quite a bit of time getting organized for workshops and classes.  It usually takes about two weeks of work before the workshop days until I feel ready to do instruction.  In fact, I spend more time in the before than I do in the during.  That's the way I feel most comfortable in approaching classes and it's the way I'll continue to do it, I guess.  Even a class I've taught before will have a revamping of materials.

So that's what I'm doing now.  My tapestry diary work is continuing although I haven't photographed the finished month of October yet.  I was able to start November's diary yesterday on a warp that was already in place on a frame loom.  I'll be finishing the months of 2011 as separate pieces to be hung together in some way.  I'll be writing a statement about the tapestry diary process in a few days.  It's something I've been thinking about for quite awhile and I've just about gotten my thoughts together in a coherent way to describe why I began doing this and why I continue weaving a daily bit.

More to come next about the workshop this weekend!

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