I'd been flirting with going to The Weavers' School in Coupeville, WA for a number of years.
This April, I was afforded the opportunity to do the Weaving II Course.
Would I enjoy it? (a busman's holiday)
Could I do it? (have the stamina to sit at the loom for 8 hours a day for 5 days?)
Why should I do it? I’ve been wanting to experiment with 8 harness weaves and wasn't taking the time out of production weaving to do it.
It truly exceeded my expectations.
Madelyn van der Hoogt is a superb teacher. She is incredibly organized, has the best sense of humor, and inspired all of us to do incredible work that week. My time on Whidby Island included shopping, exploring, ferry rides from the mainland, a night in Seattle and making new friends.
Top it off with mussels, martinis and a supportive, fun group of fellow weavers - I was a happy camper.