bustling tourist town with lots of shopping and restaurants. But there was no need to eat out, the dining hall at Arrowmont was great. Housing was like college dorm life only quieter. In fact, the a/c in my room was not working so they found me a new one right away.
There was a juried fiber art exhibition at the same time and I really enjoyed the time to carefully study each one.
The facilities were fabulous work spaces and the workshops offered were taught by talented experts in their fields.
I brought home an ikat dyed cotton warp and weft and I'll be putting that on one of my looms and finally seeing how well that worked out. First ikat project we did in class was tapestry design using wool as the weft - the looms were mostly warped for us when we arrived.
My wool ikat was mediocre - more on that in another post. The dye seeped under the green ikat tape so my edges were not super crisp - lesson learned. When I began the second project in cotton, I wrapped that tape reeaallly tight. I can't wait to weave up this narrow cotton band.