Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Harrisville Designs Adventure

This is what happens in the sleepy town of Harrisville if you get too complacent and leave your car in the wrong place.
The workshop at Harrisville Designs is going well. I have been able to spend some time talking to Chick and Pat Colony who own the business as well as their son Nick who is now working with them. I am looking forward to Chick’s talk on Thursday about the history of Harrisville Designs. 
The students are working hard and learning a great deal. The workshop is open 24 hours a day and I suspect they are burning the candle late at night working on the technical issues. I have to admit that I went kayaking instead of hanging out in the weaving studio last night. The house I am staying at is on Harrisville Pond. But in New Mexico it would definitely be called a lake. I was so exhausted from the teaching I fell asleep when it got dark and didn't wake up until 7am.
The weavers up late got stuck last night and were waiting for me this morning. Ah for enough energy to teach all day... until 10 pm. I just don't have it in me. Hachures were the problem. Fortunately today we're doing so things that most people find really fun. A transparency technique and a lot of color blending.
Weavers at work.
 This afternoon we get to visit the spinning mill. I can't wait. Expect pictures.


  1. Thank you for the beautiful and interesting photos/comments.

  2. Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing your experiences with us. Enjoy the east!


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