Arrowmont memories

You may remember last year I went to Penland School of Craft to take an embroidery class from the super talented and equally as lovely Rebecca Ringquist. It was a pretty life changing experience then and it was again last month when I took her layered embroidery class at Arrowmont School of Craft in Gatlinburg TN. My best friend Grescha flew all the way from Australia to join me for a week of pure embroidery. 

This time I approached my piece with absolutely no prior planning…I decided that if an idea popped into my head, I was going to add it to my piece instead of doing my usual thinking, stewing and second guessing of myself. It was so liberating!

Rebecca is an amazing teacher and so encouraging and at no time questioned my addition of a plane, bear and flamingo (?) I really loved to see the creativity coming out of all of the students, each work was so different and surprising.

I was so sad to see the week of creativity end, but felt totally renewed and full of great ideas to share with all of my students.

We finished off our week of heaven with a night in the sweetest little camper nestled deep in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Our amazing host Rosie even lit a little fire under the outdoor bathtub so that I could have a nice hot bath at the end of a long day! Absolute Heaven!

Make sure to check out Rebecca's website for upcoming workshops.