Posted by: bschutzgruber | September 10, 2013

Weaving in Wales – Summer school comes to an end….

As we packed up our weaving, tools and looms we paused to give a big THANK YOU to our instructor, Alastair Duncan.  For 7 days he encouraged us as we honed new skills…..

challenged us to push our art…..

help us work through the ‘bumps in the road’ that come with every project…..

and was completely taken aback when he opened our Farewell & Thank You gift…..2_Alastair opening bobbins  3_Alastair holding up bobbins
2 beautiful wood bobbins with brass tips!

The final event of the week is the Gala Dinner where folks ‘clean up pretty darn good’!
Andrew Johnson – 2013 Summer School Coordinator

The Certificates of Achievement and Diploma in Advanced Textile Studies awards are presented.  The purpose of the COA is to preserve and improve craftsmanship in hand-weaving, tapestry weaving, spinning, natural dyeing and synthetic dyeing and to promote education in such craftsmanship.

Certificate of Achievement_2     Certificate of Achievement_1

It was a fabulous ending to a fantastic week spent with phenomenal fiber folks!
(L-R)  Alison Coates, Jane Kirby, Andrea Cross, Alastair Duncan, Chris Cundiff, Elizabeth Hancock, Rita Corbett, Barbara Wright, Heather Dean, Sandra Combes, Sally Bohling.

dinner_2 dinner_3

The next AWSD Summer School will be in 2015 – in the Midlands of England.
I’ve started saving up….

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