Craft Napa has evolved to have a really wonderful culture. Some people have come every year and new people come each year. Friendships have developed and people are keeping in touch as a result of this event. What could be better? I love teaching at Craft Napa.
This year was no exception!
In my two-day surface design workshop a wonderful group of artists joined me at Pokey's art barn.
We delved into all types of work using a variety of tools to make marks on cloth and fabric.
We really enjoyed our morning meeting and lunch discussions.
How could it have been better?!
The evening between my two-day workshop I taught a hand-stitching workshop which was equally enjoyable. I instructed people that it was casual, so much so that they were welcome to come in their jammies. And.....one person took me up on it!
Frances Holliday Alford, always up for a good time!
Students worked with sheers to create a lovely abstract composition and
stitched it with embroidery thread.
This was such a fun evening!
The next day my husband arrived in Napa to do a screening of his film, "Tim's Vermeer", for the retreat attendees. It was so much fun to have him visit!
He had fun talking to Earomicha.
We had Ritual coffee at the Oxbow Market the afternoon before the screening.
Students enjoyed asking him questions post-screening...
While some of the teachers posed on the floor:
Jamie Fingal, Lyric Kinard, Judy Coates-Perez, Victoria Findlay-Wolfe, and myself
(counter-clockwise from top left)
Students creatively made compositions with this theme in a variety of colors and prints.
I certainly hope my students had as much fun as I did. Truly, being able to interact with all these
wonderful artists is a privilege and I enjoy every moment of it.