... at least, in my opinion! The students of a workshop or class are always the best judges of the success/failure of the class, I believe. But, in my humble opinion as the teacher of this particular workshop, the class was a success. Everyone worked so very hard to accomplish many inches of tapestry weaving. And, I truly believe that the principle of good old "meet and separate" was firmly fixed in most everyone's minds, eyes and hands by the end of the workshop today.
Here are a few photos from the ending of the workshop:
Color mixing was a goal of several today.
Workshop in progress through the day... and then...
Lovely work, lovely people. I'm so glad I was invited to Tallahassee and so glad I came! Thanks, Seven Hills Handweavers Guild, for having me and I hope to see your tapestries in the future.
...(I) have come to the conculsion that tapestry can indeed be an art form in its own right with its own specific mode of expression if the craft of weaving is allowed to influence the art of tapestry. In order to be meaningful, tapestry must find its own identity. It must not be a woven painting, but rather a composition that could only have been woven, not painted.