Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Tapestry Camp

I have just returned home from a 5 day camp at Hall's Gap in Western Victoria where some students doing the Diploma of Tapestry at SW TAFE by correspondence meet once a year. It is 1,000km and 2 days drive from my home but worth it to meet with the tutors and other students. It is important to see what others are doing as well as get an introduction to this year's units. Betty Woolf is holding up her tapestry of tulips which I saw her designing 2 years ago. Pat Scholz is showing her fingers working on a small tapestry with a blue background. And the last picture shows a bluff of the Grampian Mountains taken from the verandah at Norval where we were staying. Luckily the building was airconditioned as heatweave conditions up to 45 degrees Celsius were being experienced.
This year I am studying units in Painting, Printmaking, Photography and History of Tapestry. There will be lots of assignments to complete but they are so interesting and usually a lot of fun.