After I give a workshop I always feel so inspired. It is a bit of high to be in the studio for three days with people who just want to make beautiful rugs. It gives me a kind of high. This week, we had fourteen people for landscape and abstract together. Some were from Ohio, Maine, New Jersey, Ontario, New Hampshire, New Brunswick and Ontario.
We started out and no one had an idea on the frame. Inside myself I wondered…will everyone get their idea on the frame. By the end of the first day everyone was hooking something they designed and created themselves, or at least they had a lot of input into it. It gets me excited to see this, to watch people create.
Three days of questions and answers, of handling wool, of laying colour down on the frame.
Three days of oatcakes and tea, and good lunches…oh and that coconut cake with butter cream….remember that….yum
Three days of stories , or learning about where everyone came from.
Three days of watching light bulbs turn on, and seeing ideas click.
Three days of creating beauty
Three Glorious Days.
Now they all go off full of ideas and energy.
The studio gets a little quiet.
We miss all the energy, all that verve.
We settle in again and think about next year…what are the workshops for next year?
Let me think about that.
I hope you come.