Even though our space was a little smaller than usual we managed to get most of our items displayed.
Laddie's tapestry drew lots of interest, especially among fellow Border Collie owners and the Sheep Sampler made a nice display for all the yarn spinners we talked to.
Some of the new items I was inspired to start at the shows include some stones and beads I now have in the shop as well as some clay elements made by a wonderful jewelry artist, Libby Krause at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaliswomanDesigns?ref=l2-shop-info-name
This one in progress is made from a selection of hand dyed coordinated silk cords from England that I have recently added to the shop.
The fiber is a hand dyed pearl cotton.
Once the Rendezvous show was over and the shop was set up again I was off to a Vietnam reunion with my husband to Missouri. I will be writing more about that soon on the Sketching Around blog as I did lots of sketching on that little trip.
For now it is nice to be back in the studio and have some of my recent tapestries back on the wall. They will not be for long because a couple of them are going to be at a weaving invitational show at the 108 Contemporary gallery in downtown Tulsa. More about it here, http://108contemporary.org
Here is a peek at the Hands Tapestry as of today. it is coming along pretty well considering my absence from the studio for most of the month.
When I was deciding what approach to take with this one I had a few very different ideas. I chose this one and I am happy with it so far but I keep thinking what if. What if I had used one of the other ideas? I may have to consider a series of hand tapestries so I can find out!
I have several projects on the horizon that I am working on including a guest blog post for the Woolery, a trip to Rhode Island for the ATA retreat and workshop with Susan Martin Maffei and another show, Fiber Christmas in July, Sapulpa, Ok the last weekend of July. More about that later, and even further down the road an amazing opportunity to take a tapestry class in October with Joan Baxter in Dahlonega, Georgia and to teach some classes at Mary Berry's Fiber Fest in Denton, Texas in February. It seems there are lots of reasons to keep my computer keys tapping and my looms busy!