Thursday, May 9, 2013


I've always thought of weaving as a solitary activity, especially tapestry weaving, but over the years that I've been teaching weaving, it has become very clear, that weaving in a group maintains enthusiasm and momentum for a project as well as enhances creativity. This has become abundantly clear with this international tapestry project. I find it even more exciting to co-create these tapestries with others simultaneously, either in the same physical space as me, or in their own environment, miles and countries away from me.

Weaving continues on the international tapestry project, Fate, Destiny and Self Determination.  Debbie Harris, in the foreground of the above photo, took a break from the neutral coloured navajo rug (shown below) that she is weaving in the class to work with more  more vivid colours. Behind her, the ever beautiful and gracious Allison Turner joins her. Allison is mutli talented and weaving is only one of her skills.

It was a big surprise to see one of my ex-students show up unannounced yesterday. Anne Odell, pictured here on the left, moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia a few years ago. She's in town visiting family and friends and thought she would pop in and say hello and make her contribution to the international tapestry project. Susan Abrams, on her right, tried her hand at tapestry weaving for the first time.
The spring dates remaining to weave on the tapestry are: May 13, 15, 22, 27, June 3. We will resume the project mid September, but if you are visiting from out of town, it may be possible to book some time on the project if you contact me ahead of the time you arrive.

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