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…..
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challenged us to push our art…..
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help us work through the ‘bumps in the road’ that come with every project…..
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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’!
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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.

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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.

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


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