The weather couldn't be nicer and the Green Mountains of Vermont are shining in their full glory. We are, once again, honored to host a meeting of the minds (and rugs) with an exemplary array of teachers for session #2 from near (Vermont) and far (Canada).
We begin every session with a teachers' dinner wherein we all get the chance to gather the evening before classes begin to share a meal and, often, a bit about the stories and inspirations that have brought us together. Without any planning or guidance, we often find that a theme emerges from this communal time that is woven (or hooked, if you will) throughout the course of conversation for the evening. This year was no different.
Amongst the many wonderful anecdotes and expressions of joy and gratitude for the honor of teaching one's passions, was the common thread noting the importance of allowing for and, indeed, embracing change and the various techniques, perspectives, and personalities that have kept this art form alive through eras, regions, and, of course, families like ours.
So, in the spirit of inclusiveness, creativity and exceptional innovation, we are pleased to welcome the following teachers to this session of Green Mountain Rug School 2017:
"Impressionism & Post-Impressionism in Rug Hooking" with Janet Conner
"Florals, Fruits & Waldoboro" with Jackeye Hansen
"Using Perspective for Impact" with Jen Lavoie
"Finding the Design Process" with Rachelle LeBlanc
"Hooking the Textures of Surfaces" with Liz Marino
"Modern Colors in Wide-Cut Hooking" with Jule Marie Smith
"A Beginner's Guide to Advanced Dye Techniques" with Mariah Krauss