We had such an amazing time! The tutors were fantastic and everyone who came along were so lovely and very talented and eager to learn more. We had 40 people taking part plus 8 teachers altogether. The Edinburgh Capital Hotel was the perfect setting.
One of my favourite parts, was the first session; Sunday afternoon when we all had to create a yarn from a picture we were given. The creativity that came out was overwhelming, and all so different. There were only 2 different pictures and boxes of fibre to choose from as well. Jane Deane took this class and it really got everyone talking and creating in a way a lot of us hadn't done before. Well done Jane, and thank you.
Sarah Howard and Elizabeth Kendrick had an amazing array of clothing that they had made from the Rigid Heddle Loom. I particular liked the different woven earrings that Sarah wore each day. The whole room where all their items were displayed, was truly inspiring.
Dj Stefek, what an inspiration with her amazing fine spinning and all she taught during the Turkish Spindle lesson and throughout the retreat. I, in particular liked the advice she gave me,. and her talks about Shetland.
Glynis & Owen. Thank you so much for coming over from New Zealand to spend time with us. We learnt so much. Thank you. It wasfunny, to see everyone trying out the stylus and realising that they loved it!! It makes you realise how much there still is to learn.
The silk classes taken by Janet Renouf-Miller were very good. It gave people a taster of each the different types for forms of silk.
Thank you to all who came, I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Keep in touch, I love photos of your creations.
See you another time, Ruth