Monday, March 23, 2009

Workshopping in Texas

Thought I'd put this one together to be about classes and workshops...taking them and teaching them. The current workshopping will be in Texas, where I am attending a two-day workshop with one of the weavers I REALLY think walks on water, Lillian Whipple.
her site is here
and click on the link to view her absolutely astounding work.
The technique is called "taquete" and is often considered in the same ballpark as Summer and Winter. It's a complex plain-weave. What spoke to me about it is that it's a way to make a simple "tapestry" using a loom-controlled structure. The trick is in the drafting! I am up to 3 colours and hope that Lillian can help me master 4 and 5.
Anyway, on the road with the doglettes, Daisy and Ablard (see the other blogs under my profile) who will stay over in San Antonio at a "bed and biscuit" while I am at the workshops. While traveling, we stay at La Quinta Inns, where the doglettes are welcome and we always find a clean and comfy room.
Anyway, more commentary and pictures to come!

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