In the course of two-and-a-half very full days, students created several collages apiece and worked through the process of figuring out how to translate them into the language of tapestry. Nearly every student made a cartoon and also made good progress on the myriad decisions that precede even beginning to weave. You can read an account of the class by student Michiele Elliott here.
Here are some highlights:
|Jan working on one collage.|
|Fannie's collage in monochrome|
|Michiele shares her collage|
|Nan's series of collages. A quick, colorful abstract piece helped her clarify the design for her bird.|
|Fannie, Joanne and Michiele share feedback on their collages before working on cartoons.|
|Carol shared these pieces of her work with the class.|
|Joanne shared these pieces, woven on a crochet cotton warp and using DMC embroidery floss as weft.|
|Carol's collages. She chose to develop one of her small index card pieces into a cartoon.|
|Vicki's collage and her detailed cartoon|
|Jan's completed collage and cartoon|
I am looking forward to teaching adding some new classes to the mix over the next year. Here's the short list of what and where I'll be teaching:
Sept 21-22, 2019: North Country Fiber Fair (several short classes in design elements and principles)
Jan. 11-12, 2020: Southern California Guild of Handweavers: Weave a Minime, Plan Your Tapestry Diary, and Your Tapestry Superpower: Sampling
July 24-25, 2020: HGA's Convergence, Knoxville: The Contemporary Tapestry Scene (slide lecture), Weave a Minime, and Your Tapestry Superpower: Sampling
More teaching engagements are in the works, so check here and on my website Workshops Schedule page to stay up to date. You can sign up for my email newsletter at the bottom of my webpage here.
*Apologies to author Terry McMillan for cribbing the title of her best seller, How Stella Got Her Groove Back.