Monday, November 7, 2011

Tapestry workshop at Sutherland Handweaving Studio

Here are a few photos from the workshop that was held this past weekend at Sutherland Handweaving Studio in Asheville, NC.  Pat Williams and I co-taught the class at the shop that's owned by Barb Butler and Karen Donde.  They've got a wonderful retail and classroom space in the River Arts District at Asheville.  Pat and I appreciate being asked to teach here and hope to do so again.

This class had 15 people in it and it was a fantastic group working together.  Everyone put their whole energy into the process and, I think, went away from the weekend enlivened about tapestry making, in some way.

Here are a few photos from the weekend:










9 comments:

Cindy said...

Tommye, I really enjoyed taking this class. I learned so much that I am excited about attempting. Today I printed off several of my favorite photos and plan on working on a plan for one of them as my first project. Thanks getting me inspired. Cindy

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Good to meet you, Cindy! Keep me and Pat posted about what you're doing with your tapestry making!

Alice said...

Great pictures! You can almost feel the energy. It must have been an intense and productive weekend. Wish I had been there.

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Yes, Alice... the energy in the room was just great for both days and the evening session on Friday, too. Pat & I hope to go back soon. Karen and Barb are great hosts!

Sue said...

WOW. I love seeing what all was going on with that class. Looks like a lot of energy and creativity flowing everywhere in that room. Looks like a fun time was had by all.

Rebecca Mezoff said...

Wow, look at all those copper pipe looms! Are those yours Tommye or are they really really popular out east? (Emily says I call anything east of the Rockies "east" and I guess she is right!). The workshop looks like it was fun!

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Hi Rebecca!
Quite a few of these copper pipe looms were mine although a couple were Pat's on loan to students, and a few of the others had their looms. I've built about 18 or so of them now... take them with me for workshops. Lots of times beginners don't yet know what they want...and Archie's design is so brilliant that it's easy to use.
The workshop was indeed great fun.

Cindy said...

I just finished making my copper tapestry loom. It was so easy. Now let's see if I can remember what Tommye taught me. LOL

Cindy

Tommye McClure Scanlin said...

Good for you, Cindy! Yes... pretty soon you might find you're addicted to building a loom for different sizes/occasions!
Have fun with it and let me and Pat know how things are going with your tapestry.
Tommye