Sunday, August 26, 2012

FINAL WEEK AT PENLAND, HARD TO SAY GOODBYE


Penland is a place that grows on you quite quickly. There is so much activity. Studios full of glass workers, metal workers, weavers, book makers and others make the time there exciting and inspiring.  The second and final week of weaving class with Michael Rohde went by way too quickly. If you ever have a chance to take a class with him, you will thoroughly enjoy the learning process.  Here are photos from the week.

I gravitated toward the stripes I use so much in hooked work.  The weaving is completed, but I still have finishing work to do.

Renee completed a beautiful runner using a lot of great texture.  She even included horse hair. Every time you look at it you see something different.

Dana used a combination of eye-catching brights juxtaposed against black.  She is a textile designer whose work can be seen here.

Carl created a great optical illusion we could not stop looking at.

Kate made use of neutrals to create subtle shading.  She is an artist whose work can be seen here.

Heather used her creativity, weaving a yoga mat from weather stripping material.  She is in the interior design industry. Check out some of her work here.

Thursday was auction night.  I donated one of my crow pieces and Michael donated two beautiful rugs.   A fun, exciting evening for all.

Friday was show and tell. Kate did a wonderful job with the weaving display.

Our graduation photo. I could not have asked for a better group of people to spend time with.   It was hard to say goodbye on Friday, but all good things must come to an end.  Hopefully, we will run into each other again at some point.  If any of you from class are reading this, I wish you nothing but the best.

It is amazing what a group of people can accomplish in two weeks.  Enjoy the people you meet along the way in life, keep the great memories and have a great day.

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