|(beautiful shibori textiles from India)
|(naturally dyed textiles from India)
I heard about Shakerag last year when Cal Patch blogged about teaching there. I was surprised to learn that it was in Tennessee, which for me is close to home, as workshop destinations go. For the last two years I've attended workshops at Anna Maria Horner's Craft South in Nashville and have been pleasantly surprised that it is only three hours away and a very easy drive. Shakerag is an hour and a half from Nashville, located outside Sewanee on the campus of an Episcopal boarding school. It's a beautiful campus. The accommodations are in the school dorms, so are fairly basic, but staying in your room is not what you go to Shakerag for anyway. Meals are fabulous and are a great time for getting to know participants in other classes or chatting more with your classmates. The food was simply wonderful. It's mostly local, organic and beautifully prepared. Even the way the food was presented was gorgeous. At every meal the long buffet table was filled with so much goodness, it was hard to choose, so mostly, we just ate all of it!
|(a wonderful group of women at Shakerag 2015)
|(only some of the many samples we dyed)
|(pages from my very own finished notebook - I'm very proud of it)
|(first batch of roving dyed with logwood)
|(and then there's these two, Judith and Lisa - who kept me laughing all week - miss you two and Amy Lou so much!)