Thursday, July 5, 2012

another day of shifu

the second day of the second class was intense.
everyone was concentrating deeply. 
i threw new structures, new concepts (weaving)
into their understanding.
but these are brave and victorious women. 
three or four generations present, which makes an amazing mix
of energy.

it's a grand group of shifu learners.
i am such a proud teacher!


india flint said...

proud teacher
happy students
grand combination

Velma said...


Lynn said...

I adore it when you show pictures of hands at work.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

yes, i was thinking the same the, the close ups are especially nice...what a nice family project - multi-generations together...

Velma said...

lynn. my daughter hannah loves hands at work too, and has done quite a bit of photography of them.

henrietta, it was when i put up the photos that i noticed the generations. i love that--all these lovely women from the last several decades. a wealth of wisdom.

onesmallstitch said...

lucky students, great and wonderful teacher. looks like they are spinning shifu yarn right off the cut paper? new technique?

blandina (aracne) said...

I learned in the years that students are good if the teacher is good. This shifu making is fascinating, but perhaps I should learn spinning first?!?

Barry said...

V-from this and earlier posts - your students have been having a ball. Hope you have also enjoyed the down under experience. Go well. B

neki desu said...

good teacher= no idle hands or rolling eyes :)

Velma said...

jean, yes, no wet stage. very rough and ready yarn. north country style.
blandina, i had many first timers in my classes!
barry, yes, i think it was a steep learning curve for many, but a grand summit.
neki, no rolling eyes, for sure.

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