Hello dear Reader. I'm going to do my best to wrap this up. I want to get my memories down before they fade further. So, let's see...
On Wednesday night, Peg Piltingsgrud did a demo of Norwegian Rosemaling. It was very interesting. As she covered the history of this folk painting, she effortlessly painted this platter. There's a mirror above her worktable, like they use on cooking shows.
In her talk she taught us the history of the Bunad, the national costume of Norway. When her daughter married, she wore one, along with Peg instead of a western wedding gown.
These are some students' projects under way.
Here is Judith Saunders, she was teaching Scandinavian baskets. She had the brilliant idea to weave paper that she hand painted. This helped to keep the materials fee down. The papers she painted were just gorgeous, one side a pattern, the other a solid of another color. They cut the long strips in a paper shredder, genius! In addition to the painted papers, copper was also woven into the baskets.
Aren't they lovely?
Here are Judith's examples.
Luz, one of the basketry students gave us such a good tour of the studio.
It would be wonderful to visit the school for their fall festival. A weekend of dancing, music, demos and artisans selling their crafts. In the Community room some of the commemorative quilts lined the walls.
Tammy's finish, now with the World added.
Jaime making great strides with her piece that celebrates hers and her husband's hobbies.
Terry working on her Noah's ark.
Frances is cutting a tree for her X-mas card.
Tammy is off and running with a new project, that celebrates her family.
Ann, unveils a spring themed pattern of mine.
Terry, my task master. Together we gave birth to her Noah's ark!
Here I was pretty-ing up our 'library'. This evening I was giving a talk/demo about paper cutting.
Earlier in the day I was able to get the big Odense piece hung. I was so happy this happened and it did thanks to Kim, Tammy and Alan!
I had a wonderful group attend and was later teased about talking with my hands! I'm wearing an apron I cut from tyvek, the material I used in the big cutting.
The black porfolios did a great job keeping my framed pieces safe on their journey. Thanks to Delta too, for having an overside carry-on policy!
The cleanest my workspace looked all week! I was constantly looking for tools I had left on other students' tables. If I can teach at another Scandinavian week, I will bring and wear a tool belt!
Frances' tree, so lovely!
Here is Ron, who took Woodturning with Charles Farrar. We were captivated by Charles' demo. I was jumpy near the machinery which is fast and noisy. Kirsten and I were so amazed by the gorgeous turned bowls created! I love that the edge or border of each bowl, has the bark intact so you can understand how and what it was made from. All the students utilize the grain of the wood.
Walt is married to Jaime, one of my 'snitter sisters! During the last day of our week, he unfortunately had an accident turning a bowl. A tool hit him in the jaw and he fractured it. Walt did not need surgery, thank goodness. We all wish him a quick recovery.
More beautiful work, made by Lloyd.
An example by the master woodturner, Charles Farrar.
Tammy's work station.
Jaime's masterpiece! It was so interesting to follow her project along with my other students, thought and design process. From thumbnail drawing to ready to frame finish!
A group shot out-take, here I'm demoing what I hoped our hands wouldn't look like by the end of the week. Happily this wasn't our fate!
Terry finishes in time for the exhibit! Bravo, it is WONDERFUL!
Getting set up.
It was remarkable to see so much accomplished in such a short time! If I wasn't teaching for the week I wonder what I'd choose to study for the week. I can narrow it down to 3 choices!
Some of Kirsten's work. I commissioned the bunny motif and am the proud owner of these beauties!
This is what my sis brought home! Incredible right? In the front is a fish platter made by her teacher Chris Jones and in the rear is a deep urn/bowl made by Mike Lalone.
Here she is with her class and Mike.
Here is Chris Jones doing a demo. Both he and Dan are trying out split aprons, that I believe Dan's Mom designed.
The Fiddle students along with their teacher Mara Shea perform at the exhibit.
Some examples of the fine Viking-style iron work made by Jeremiah.
Here is what the Spinning and Needlework class produced. My photos don't do justice to the detailed stitching created. Plus the students created and spun their own tread! The instructor Judith MacKenzie made the point that if we enjoy light, heat and one other major life comfort (that I can't recall) we have to thank the invention of thread. Just try starting a fire without rope. Our light bulbs need that filament.
This is what was made during Telemarksteppe weaving with Laura Demuth. She said it was her first time teaching at the JCCFS and she was so grateful for her hardworking students. They had to spend the first 2 days of the week threading their looms. It was well worth it, as these are just gorgeous!
This is Little house, where Kirsten and I stayed. Ours is the open door.
Our room had 3 twin beds.
Our menu for the day. To the right you can see what is being used from the garden in green.
This is lunch, broccoli soup, homemade rolls and the fixings for sandwiches along with salad from the garden. Yum!
Dancing off those rolls.