The staff has expanded the wifi connection to the fiber arts studio so I was able to connect to the internet from the classroom. A big step! Thanks, Folk School!!
Dana Watson and I had 12 very talented students. And enthusiastic! They stitched every evening and made great progress in learning lots of new techniques. The philosophy at the school is non-competitive. It's not a place to focus on production and finished lots of pieces. It's a place to learn and when you have that concept down, it's time to move on to something else. This means a students can learn a simple 8 division, wrapped bands, herringbone stitching and pine needles on the first day. Then on day two, learn a simple 10 division, stitch a 5-point star, wrap an obi, and more pine needles with variation. On day 3, it's time for a simple 12 division and the kiku herringbone stitch with starting and stopping point variation. Guess what? Day 4 is for combination divisions! C8 and C10 divisions were tried successfully by many students who arrived on Sunday night without any knowledge of temari making!
Students who came in with temari experience were able to jump to multi faces markings with HHG stitching. Hooray - they did great! Thanks so much to all the students and the the Folk School.
Here are just a few of the photos I took.
|Temari by student of Barbara B. Suess|