signing up

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I have been a bit fed up this year with the lack of opportunities I have had to participate in any kind of workshop. Not that my life was previously chock-full of workshops, but last year I did get to attend Complex Weavers and Convergence which gave me a brilliant opportunity for meeting other weavers and learning new things — two activities which this year I haven’t had time to do. That’s horrid, and it isn’t going to happen again next year.

So I have signed myself up for two very different things. In January I am going to spend two days at Weft textile studio (just down the coast in Pittenweem) learning the Theo Moorman technique with Jan Shelley. That’s something I have been wanting to try for ages, but I haven’t been able to give myself a big enough kick up the backside to just get on with it: going on a course will give me that shove. At least then I will know whether I like it or not! And in August I am going to Braids 2012 in Manchester. On last year’s trip I learned the basics of ply-splitting and loop-braiding, so this is my opportunity to improve those skills with some really excellent tutors. I am feeling more educated already, just thinking about it.

I haven’t got any further with my yardage warp yet, I’m afraid. In order to fund the above (not to mention keep food on the table once my scholarship runs out — aaargh!) I’ve been marking several large piles of these:

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5 Responses

  1. Julia
    | Reply

    Oh, dear. That is an intimidating stack. Good for you, committing to some workshops. It will give you something to look forward to!

  2. Meg in Nelson
    | Reply

    Exams? Funding applications? Something to do with statistics? Goodness me, wasting forests??

  3. Cally
    | Reply

    Stats and other quantitative stuff for MBA students – about 300 exam papers in total. It’s a lot, but I wouldn’t call it a waste of forest: anything which aims to increase numeracy among managers is a Good Thing as far as I am concerned!

  4. neki rivera
    | Reply

    daunting pile !

  5. dorothylochmaben
    | Reply

    Hi Cally – I had hoped to be at jan’s Theo Moorman workshop in January but we will be away then so can’t make it. Be good to hear how it goes.

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