Anyway....The experience was phenomenal. It reminded me a lot of my time at Penland two years ago. Mostly because what James provided for us could be viewed as 3 workshops combined into one experience. The topic was Color & Design I. In reality it was:
- A Design Workshop
- A Color Theory Workshop
- A Tapestry Techniques Workshop.
Most of us were working on floor or table looms rather than tapestry looms. The standing joke was: "How many of us have advanced our warp more than 4 times in the past 5 days?"
With 7 of us in the class, it was like having semi-private guidance and instruction.
I highly recommend James as a patient, encouraging instructor. Not to mention the inspiration that his body of work provides. Much of his work can be seen in color plates in his new book, Woven Color. Of course a copy came home with me.
Now.....I must get back to the loom. Too much of this week has gone to getting control of the mayhem at home from the replacement window project.