Tuesday, June 4, 2013

longridge and shifu

In the Ecotone: North Country Shifu
August 9-Aug 11, 2013
Long Ridge Farm, Westmoreland, New Hampshire
nancy zeller
maven and alchemist of longridge
has been in touch 
longridge farm is a magical place in new hampshire
a place of woods and sheep 
and last year even papermaking! 
this summer 
nancy has invited me to teach
north country shifu 
 we will spend contemplative hours
cutting lokta and kozo
weaving into shifu
on tiny looms 
 and prepping books to hold our samples
please join us for three days of magic.
if you're fascinated by paper
and spinning
and weaving
(and a surprise or two)
site for more on this weekend.
i, for one, and tickled to be there, 
working in the woods.
nancy says we need a couple more students,
maybe you?


Anonymous said...

it looks magical, how I wish I could be there. it is so wonderful that you are teaching the joy of shifu to others.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i would love to have you!

Penny Berens said...

Oh, those lovely tactile little squares! Would love to come.

Velma Bolyard said...

penny, would love to have you!

ronnie said...

ooooo how delicious!!!!!..... you know what I always say (after I say 'dammit why can't I go?') .... 'if wishes were horses'...

samm said...

hi Velma
oh how i would love to come and play! i missed out on your visit to beautiful silks last year, but as a result of missing out, set the task of teaching myself to make yarn from kozo and now spend my days weaving it into shifu. i am happily bumbling along on my own! the opportunity to spend time with fellow shifu "lovers" such as yourself would be such a pleasure... will have to wait and cross fingers that you return to oz again someday soon!
ive been posting my progress on my blog - id love you to pop by and visit! (http://www.sammiam.wordpress.com)

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, ...beggars would ride, or, dammit I WOULD!
samm, looks great, samm!

susan bowers said...

oh I wish ...... wouldn't it be fabulous if I lived close by. I really love the look of these little weavings - in fabric or in paper.

Therese said...

I'll be t here, Velma ~
...can't wait !

neki desu said...

beauty,beauty. too bad it's so far away.

Velma Bolyard said...

susan, susan, perhaps someday!
therese, YAY!
neki, yes, i think it's a wee bit far!

Barry said...

V- it will be a grand experience for all who participate - the tiny re-woven pages are so precious. B

jude said...

mom is keeping me busy

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, i hope we have enough, i love teaching shifu and love teaching at longridge...making paper there last year was wonderful.
jude, yes. we'll make shifu sometime.

Wyn Vogel said...

Wonderful textures - colours, very evocative!! Love it!!

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, wyn, i love making shifu and working out new ways to use it

Els said...

Too far away for me too Velma ;-)
But when my eyes visit you I always see something delicate and beautiful ...
Have fun teaching !

Velma Bolyard said...

thaks, els, maybe someday!

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