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.|
|Rebecca Mezoff lecturing for the CHG workshop; photo: Terri Bryson|