Saturday, June 28, 2014

Home again! What a color trip!!

I arrived home from New Jersey and my wonderful time at Peters Valley on Wednesday, June 25.  It's taken me a couple of days of playing catch up with real life here at home but I'm finally posting some photos.  Actually, I'm going to do this as a Picasa slide show since there are so many things I'd love to share from the experience there.  So much more could be said about the experience than the brief captions.  But that's all I can post about it now.

Peters Valley "For the Love of Color"

The Peters Valley class was my last teaching gig for the 2014 but I've already had some discussion with Jen, the Education Coordinator at PV, about going back in the future... maybe 2016?  My next classes for 2015 are listed in the sidebar at the left--John Campbell Folk School, Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference, and Arrowmont.

Here in the studio the stones are demanding my attention again.  I've been able to weave on the much neglected tapestry for awhile each day since my return.  I'd hoped to be able to finish it by mid-summer but it appears that's not going to happen.  So much to do, so little time!

Now... back to the loom.

And... now, posting this addition later in the day--here's where I've gotten to on the stones:


  1. Thanks for the photos Tommye! It looks like such a wonderful class and your color studies are fantastic.

  2. That looks like an awesome bedazzling time was had by all. I am sure everyone there had a great time playing with color with your expert guidance.

  3. Thanks especially for posting the photos of Peters Valley, Tommye. I learned to weave there in the late 70s, and was the studio assistant at Hilltop the summer of 1979. So many deep memories! Your students' color work is beautiful.

  4. You've been 'tripping' on color for quite awhile,Tommye! With stunning results. Lucky students. I bet it was a bit of a visual relief to go back to a less saturated bit of work for awhile, on your rock tapestry. After I had woven a series of very brightly colored tapestries over a several year span, I needed to weave a somewhat neutral less saturated piece, to rest my eyes and mind.

  5. This sounds like such a fantastic trip Tommye, and the color studies are so gorgeous.