Tuesday, June 28, 2011

morgan class: north country shifu

it was GREAT!!!!!
everything about my class was great, the venue, the weather, but:
this is chris and the paper hat that came home with me!
she really isn't blurry, but she works very fast.
 lisa prepping a self-decorated sheet of lokta for spinning
 margaret and chris, lisa's hand
 jill weaving her very textured lokta
modeling a velma scarf
 i arrived early at the morgan on sunday and put on a podcast of a tim ely lecture
i like this! 
 decorated lokta for shifu making
 vannajill and her little book she made with aimee. 
jill plunked that book into the dyepot!
 margaret's weaving
 our dyestuff: onion skins
 chris's hands took to spinning and weaving like ducks to water
 so did jill's foot!!!
 i think susan is telling a story
things i learned: 
not everyone learned to make pot holders as little kids. 
women have great staying thin strategies. 
there is a collective energy about learning that the morgan fosters, 
that i will love my students. can't help it. ladies: 
i miss you already. i was honored to teach you a little bit about paper.

cleveland pics:
 a surprise angel in cleveland
jill, susan, margaret, chris, and lisa, thank YOU for all that you taught me. 
susan, tom, kevin, lauren, thank you
tom, those not very well formed sheets centered me. 
you rock more than the hall of fame.


mjc said...

Hooray! I love everything about this post, and agree completely. And you had Chris AND Susan!

aimee said...

YAY! i'll say the rest to you later today :)

Lynda Howells said...

love this blog...the work looks wonderfulx lynda

Anonymous said...

oh it all looks wonderful and so-o much fun. can't believe how much work everybody did in so little time.

dyann said...

hi Velma - looks like a wonderful class....I'm a complete ignoramus regarding weaving....but recently made a loom from small tree branches.....wanted a heddle....the loom Chris and Jill are using....I assume that is a heddle that is turned with notches in it....how does it work? A link to its source would be fine. Thank you!

ronnie said...

oh wow! love love love all the pics and tales!

judy martin said...

Velma, your enthusiasm is inspiring I'm sure it spread to your students. What a glorious time you all had.

Velma said...

m, would have been great to have you, too!
a, YES!
l, the work was wonderful
j, it WAS fun
d, google "good wood loom" and look around the site. any more questions, email me.
r, you would have loved this place, this class, but it's far from sam's creek!
j, it WAS glorious!

Barry said...

V- looks like it was both a lot of fun and very productive (creative, skill developing) for participants. Must feel good to have imparted knowledge but also for it to be over. Congratulations. B

Fiona Dempster said...

V - it looks fascinating and the folk SO engaged and focused on what they are doing. You sound like you had a ball too - completely energised - and I'm thrilled for you!

Catherine Alice said...

This totally makes me wish you were teaching shifu here!

Velma said...


Lynn said...

Looks like it was a wonderful time for all!

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