For those of you who have not heard of the Squam Art Workshops, directed by Elizabeth Duvivier and held both on Squam Lake in New Hampshire and in Providence, Rhode Island, I recommend you click HERE and watch the video, less than a minute long.
Did you watch it? When I first watched that video earlier this year, my first thought was, “This is me. This is who I am.” My New England soul immediately connected with the lake, with the women lost in creative endeavor, with the natural surroundings, and I thought, “I have to go there some day.”
Imagine my delight and surprise when I was presented with an opportunity to teach there! And that is just what I’ll be doing for the Spring Retreat, held June 3rd through the 7th, 2015.
I will be teaching a class, suitable for beginner hookers, called Modern Heirloom. The pattern shown at the top of the page will be our foundation, but you can bet not a single one of them will look exactly like that finished, and if I’ve achieved my teaching goal, each one will reflect the inner heart and creativity of the individual student. I will provide a wide variety of hand dyed and as-is wools, as well as a plethora of more unconventional materials for experimentation and expression.
If you’d like to know a little bit more about me, my teacher profile is here. But be sure to read about all of the other wonderful teachers too, including my amazing friend Sarah Sousa who will be teaching a workshop called Found Poetry.
I will be teaching two classes of ten students each, so if you’d like to join us, please sign up soon! Students come from all over the country and many describe the retreats as life changing. Registration information may be found here for the Spring Retreat. I hope to see some of you there!
Happy Monday, Happy December, and Happy Hooking! – Beth