I am still working on my Lionfish–got hung up on the fins, but I think I finally have that solved. The inaugural exhibit of Save the Reef was this month in Wyoming and we are still looking for our next venue. If you have any ideas, please let me know! I’ll get back to work on the lionfish soon.
September and October were busy with classes. I taught a tapestry weaving class for the OLLI program at UTEP and a mini-workshop in Reading and Writing Weaving Drafts for my weaving guild in Las Cruces. Great fun! And, there are twelve new weavers in the world!!
Today, I added a Shop page on the site so that I can sell my work from here. I have been using ArtizanMade for several years, but it developed some difficulties and the woman running the site has turned her attention to a brick-and-mortar store in Paducah, KY. She has several of my pieces there and I’ve also listed them here.
Now, I’m turning my attention to an exciting new project, an online course in my coiled basketry techniques! I’ve been thinking about this for a while and started working on it this summer. I have taught workshops in the past and have been working on a book off and on for a number of years. I have taught anthropology courses online, too. And, though I wasn’t sure about it at first, I found online teaching is a great way to work one-on-one with students. So, I decided I’d like to try teaching coiled basketry online. I will be launching my new course, Vibrant Vessels Creative Coiled Basketry, soon.
I think this will be a great format for teaching coiled basketry. It’s difficult to teach as much as you want in the limited time you have in a workshop setting and this will allow students to work at their own pace while having one-on-one feedback from me.
I will be adding a page on this website with more details and a link to the teaching platform I’ll be using. I’m still in the learning curve when it comes to creating videos and I’m working on samples but hope to have it together before too much longer. So much to learn!
If you’d like to be added to an email notification list about this course, drop me a line at LBKFiberArts@gmail.com or use the Contact page here.
Hope your holidays are merry and bright this year!