New growth is springing up all around here in north Georgia. I hope everyone weathered the storms of last week without damage. We saw a bit of hail, lots of lightening and heavy rain but all was OK.
If any of you read my blog you'll know that my tapestry making is at a lull right now. I've got several loose ends that I'm tying up before I can really concentrate on tapestry again. I continue to work on my year-long tapestry diary but that only takes about five minutes to do each day. I'm also working on a piece on my floor loom, a weft-faced piece but not tapestry. I'm combining fabric strips (cut from handwoven fabric that I've had around for years--bits from yardage I used to weave way back in the 1980s) with weft scraps from past tapestries. I'm also adding rya to the piece. The weaving is for an upcoming Piedmont Craftsmen exhibit about recycling and for it I thought I'd recycle some of my own weaving and yarn ends as my contribution to the show.
My teaching at NGCSU is also coming to an end. Next Wednesday, the 22nd, will be final critique day. I'm looking forward to my "re-retirement" from the university so I can really concentrate on my studio time and also my short classes. My next scheduled class at the Folk School is in early August. The Penland class for next summer isn't scheduled yet but I'll be glad to get up there for a couple of weeks in 2010.
And, now... a question for you. I wonder if you'd mind if I open this blog up for public viewing. It would make it much easier to open, for one thing, since you wouldn't have to sign in through your google account to read it. I would also like to continue to have past students (you and others, as well) as authors of the blog, as now. But no one else... others could read it and make comments but not post.
Let me know what you think about that.
OK... let's see what today brings! Judith Krone and Lynn Pollard are coming to NGCSU this morning to help Jo-Marie Karst and me with our AVL loom. It's been disassembled for about five years now, as the weaving studio has gone through several moves of location. Before I leave my teaching duties at the university, one of my goals is to have this loom operational again. Wish us luck! Send us good electronic vibes!!