The emphasis was on LINE--the properties of a line, what it can do, how it can lead the eye around an artwork, how it can tell a story. To capitalize on this, we worked primarily in black and white-- white thread on black, and black thread on white, as well as a variegated black-to-white thread, which resulted in unusual pieces. We did some group work such as drawing a line on paper and then moving to each station to react to the last line placed there. We also used a line to react to a word prompt, adding to each other's line. One exercise was called "slow build," meaning to start with a line and react to it over and over to slowly build the composition.
We came home with lots of exercises and sample stitches. I like the slogan that "Product is for the ego; Process is for the soul."
|Lots of room to work|
|Paula commented and critiqued our pieces|
|I wish I had done this one!|
|Some of my exercises|
|We filled the wall; Paula is on a chair tacking mine up|
|After lots of black/white work, we stitched on a piece of drop-cloth; Paula liked mine!|
Holly, my table mate kept incorporating color in her pieces.
|The Dining Hall had coffee cups made at Arrowmont--I wanted to steal this one!|