I love to weave! I love to teach! I love the John C. Campbell Folk School! So, it’s a thrill for me to teach a weaving class again there! I sometimes think there must be a positive correlation with the number of pictures I take and how much I’m enjoying teaching . . . The more I enjoy the experience, the fewer pictures I take (plus, I misplaced my camera for a little while.)
When I’ve taught previously at the John C. Campbell Folk School, it’s been in March or November . . . and it hasn’t been the best weather. This year, I was teaching in May and was looking forward to the weather . . . especially when we’re having near-winter-like weather here in the Seattle area. Well, I must have taken the cloudy weather with me . . . again! Looking up at the sky during most of the week reminded me of home . . . gray and overcast . . . however, there is an upside . . . it makes for great weaving weather!
I had a great time . . . I had a great group to teach and everyone finished everything! The weaving studio is so well equipped (due do Pam Howard, the resident artist for the weaving program) we even wet-finished a couple of the sample warps and they were dry and hard-pressed (with twisted fringe) by the time we headed off to the student exhibit. Impressive to say the least! I look forward to returning next year in April to teach a new workshop “The Thrill of a Twill” . . . a workshop on advancing and networked twills. I can’t wait!