I had a great trip to Atlanta. I'm completely busted-up tired today. I kept struggling and struggling and finally admitted that I was not superwoman and that I perhaps needed to have a bit of a rest. So I'm ensconced on the couch with a glass of wine and my Beatrix Potter biography. As soon as I catch you all up on this part of my trip, I'm back to the fascinating land of Peter Rabbit and the Lake District of England.
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
is a great group of weavers. I gave my Creating Without Pain: Ergonomics for Fiber Artists
talk to the group and then the tapestry-dedicated among them joined me for two and a half days of intermediate tapestry techniques. Here is some of what they did.
This table of yarn explains my massive suitcases. Every single time I flirt with that scale at the baggage counter. Southwest Airlines will let me take two suitcases under 50 pounds and I push it to the limit. Even yarn is heavy in mass quantities.
The class was Intermediate Tapestry Techniques and I encouraged them to bring their design ideas to class and to think about which of the techniques I was presenting would best be used in their work. There was a wide variety of responses to that from Jean using alternative materials in eccentric weaving to Holly's work with water in different seasons.
|Molly's value studies, transparency, and Jean working with raffia and eccentric weaving|
|Nancy's gorgeous color gradation with some pick and pick variations following|
|Katie's excellent value study resulting in come color gradation, eccentric weaving, and color blending.|
|Milissa's eccentric weaving. |
I really had a wonderful time with this great group of people. I had an opportunity to visit some of northern Georgia following the workshop. I'll tell you more about that tomorrow!
|Rebecca Mezoff lecturing for the CHG workshop; photo: Terri Bryson|