On August 16th eleven eager tapestry weavers will come together at Sievers School of Fiber Arts on Washington Island in Wisconsin. This will be my second visit there and it's really a unique part of the country, accessed only by ferryboat. The ride provides a good opportunity for sketching and I'll have the sketching bag packed.
Right now it's time to focus on tapestry. I've been doing dye pots like crazy,
|complementary color gradations, Norsk 2ply|
but who can resist all those little balls in a row.
Making last minute landscape samples in the wee hours of the morning...
|when I get up, it's coffee and weave, every day.|
Checking the cupboards for samples I made last winter,
|Schoolhouse Beach, 9 inches x 6 inches|
|series of scarlet red overdyes|
So much to do, but so worth it. After all, is there anything more fun than being with 10 other weavers for 4 days away from the duties of life?
I'll be ready Washington Island.