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
http://ca.astound.net/~whipplelg/
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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