Hi everyone! It’s been an exciting week full of learning, struggle, and fun. I took three very different classes during the In The Studio Workshop Week, and was impressed with all of them. I took Karen Miller’s Travel Design course and came away with more ideas for my South Korean mats.
I was hesitant to take Beth Miller’s Here and Now Words and Fibre course because I don’t really read poetry, much less write it. But she was very flexible and forgiving. I wondered if I could use it with my children’s poetry and after her approval I gave it a try. I found a “here and now” image that means a lot to me. It’s the view out our living room window about a week ago, with trees blazing set off against a bright blue sky, and my favourite cup of tea on the table, waiting for me to sit down to surf the Net on my iPad or read a book. I was surprised by how quickly this piece came together and how fast I was able to hook it.
Yesterday I stretched myself. I took Meryl Cook’s class. It was hard but good for me. I am a very practical person. Meryl’s class caused us to look deep inside ourselves for design ideas. I have Meryl’s book and I’m working more from it after the class. I was not Meryl’s star student I’m afraid. Sorry Meryl. The class was great for getting me thinking though. I love learning about the different approaches people take to rug hooking! It is energizing to be around other rug hookers learning something new.
Wednesday evening was a great hook in with some lovely ladies. Friday night was the final panel discussion. I loved all the links and resources that came from the week.
I understand Karen Miller will be organizing another Workshop Week in the future. I plan on being there. It was a great week ladies! Thank-you to all the teachers and others who made it possible.