I just returned home from a fabulous retreat at Good Commons in Plymouth, Vermont. We had eleven devoted tapestry weavers gather there for five days of weaving.
We met at Good Commons, a retreat center in central Vermont. This is the second year I've held a tapestry retreat at Good Commons and we greatly enjoyed the marvelous food and venue.
Our focus was tapestry design with some talk about materials use and line in tapestry.
We had many good discussions about tapestry and design.
And a lot of weaving was done.
I do seem to present this value study a lot (continued thanks to Beth Ferrier for the idea of putting the hue inside the grayscale) but it is a fun way to see whether you are able to see value. The idea is that if you look at the weaving in black and white, the center colors will be the same value as the surrounding gray and thus will disappear. The highly saturated colors are the ones that will fool you every time.
And it wasn't all work. There was an evening around the campfire while another group watched the Silvia Heyden movie. And a few of us enjoyed the Good Commons hot tub every night (no photos as promised!).
The food at Good Commons is always excellent. Tesha Buss, owner and chef, made this amazing angel food cake which was gluten free (yay for me!). It was decorated by her trusty assistant Michelle. I might have had two pieces.
And this is what teaching and travel does to me. I was just "closing my eyes" in a convenient chair in Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH that last night before we flew back home. Notice I did have enough energy to pick out some books before I took a little nap.