Sunday, February 10, 2013

a class in the mountains

i have some teaching news
that i'd like to share
in the hope that you 
will join me there.
in the southern part of new hampshire
will host me teaching

In the Ecotone: North Country Shifu

with Velma Bolyard
Aug 9 - Aug 11, 2013 – 3 day(s)
Explore the traditional Japanese art of shifu, a spun and woven paper textile, both a quiet and meditative art. You will learn all aspects of the process, from paper to finished small weavings. Beginning with a large sheet of lokta or kozo paper the process moves through preparing and spinning paper into thread or yarn, wet or dry for comparison, to ultimately weaving the threads on a simple loom that each student creates from repurposed materials. During free moments, a bouquet of simple book structures will be taught, one of which can showcase each student’s workshop samples and thoughts. Students may bring a spinning wheel with light tensioning or a drop spindle.



should you wish to fiddle around with PAPER

please join me there
there will be lovely walks, the woods, sheep and chickens,
and kylie and luna
and the amazing nancy zeller
who makes working there, 
and you will work, a treat.


Kristin said...

Oh, this looks like so much fun! I'd be there if I wasn't in AZ.

Morna C-M said...

This is going to my list of possibilities ... what an opportunity! :-)

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

oh how lovely - i can imagine what a lovely time and peaceful it would be...but with mum's health - at this point - only a dream for me...someday maybe. hope you post lots of pictures for those of us who will be imagining.

Velma Bolyard said...

kristin, there are ways of trekking across the country!
morna, i'd love to have you join us. it's a terrific venue and we will be busy and (i hope) happy!
henrietta, would love to have you, too, someday!

aimee said...

ooooh! i have a feeling i will be in cleveland then, but SO glad you get to offer more north country shifu class to the world.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful opportunity. I will be watching from afar...but watching for sure :)

ronnie said...

my heart yearns.... reaching fingers over the very big pond.... sigh

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, i'll come to the west coast again someday!
ronnie, and maybe even the lovely oz again!

susan bowers said...

did I hear Oz again ....... yay. That would be such a treat. Don't forget to let me know ....

jude said...

ah gee, looking forward to what summer brings. i wonder how mom will be doing. maybe....

mjc said...


Velma Bolyard said...

susan, when/if it happens-
jude, yes, would love to see you
melissa, yep!!!

Wyn Vogel said...

Wonderful - vision you have - was talking with a japanese friend of mine yesterday re your work!! wish I lived closer to join you but will look forward to seeing the outcomes on your blog!! Cheers!!

Fiona Dempster said...

It looks like a beautiful, gentle and creative place and a wonderful class - what a combo. Hope it goes really well and that you continue to share your knowledge, skills and passion with fascinated folk!

Velma Bolyard said...

wyn, i would love to have you join the class... but maybe we'll meet someday!
fiona, it's a treasure of a spot, very new england!

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