Last October I was one of four tutors invited to tutor for the Kennet Valley Guild at Wokefield Park. I’ve finally managed to upload the images of the week-end which was a really fun. I had six students who, although very worried about the design element, all took to it well and I got some wonderful testimonials from them when I got home:
“I booked the course on the basis of your last article in Yarnmarker, which was about blending fibres given to you by a friend, so as to produce three yarns with which to make something. When I read the requirements list, I was sure that I had picked the wrong course – I just don’t “do” that sort of design – and I approached Saturday morning with trepidation. I am sure you must have noticed my concern! But by lunchtime I knew I was gaining from the exercise, especially the colour and texture studies – I am not sure about the collage, as I felt my collage was rubbish and didn’t add to my learning process. When I got to the spinning, I could really see the point of the morning’s work, and felt inspired. I think I also gained from being in a small class, and being able to learn from the other students, and how they tackled the problem. I felt that I gained from their attitudes, and what they produced.” – A Wokefield Park student.
“Thanks for the spinning course this weekend. I really enjoyed it and this evening I’ll be showing off what we did to my spinning friends which will be good fun.” – Julia.
“Thank you for the most wonderful weekend at Wokefield. Didn’t get a chance to say goodbye and how much I enjoyed your workshops. My head is full of new techniques to try and I’m eager to start work on them.” – A Wokefield Park Student.