The Vermont retreat went smashingly. It was such an amazing experience to spend four days with a group of tapestry weavers in one big house eating great food and playing with yarn.
We started off talking about value and color and then after some discussion about principles of good design, everyone was off working on their own personal missions.
Some people concentrated on color and value studies.
I loved so many things about the retreat, but my favorite thing was seeing all the ideas these weavers brought to the table. The ideas everyone was working on were personal, exciting, and extremely diverse.
Some fantastic weaving happened. Some people chose to do sampling for larger pieces and some dove right into a new tapestry.
We also had a wonderful time eating, laughing, soaking in the hot tub while stargazing, eating, laughing, weaving, watching movies, walking, and oh yeah, laughing.
The retreat was in Plymouth, a teeny village made "famous" for being the birthplace of President Calvin Coolidge (but the real gem of the Coolidge estate, no offense intended to the late president, is the cheese factory). Central Vermont is so beautiful. Everything was green and wet and lovely.
Good Commons was the general store for the area for 150 years. It still has a creek running right under the back deck--made a great refrigerator I'm sure.
I think we will do this again. Until next time, Good Commons.