I just returned home from teaching at Ewephoric Weekend, hosted by Phyllis and Bob of the Wool Connection in Avon, Ct. www.woolconnection.com . I joined quite a few other teachers, Lily Chin, Melissa Leapman, Judy Pascal, Barbara Kerr, Barbary Hillery, just to name a few (I will get the whole list of teachers up tomorrow).
This is a fun filled weekend, where about 200 students come to learn new skills in their favorite needleart.
The weekend begins Saturday morning with everyone arriving, full of enthusiasm, anxious to begin. The classes start early, and by the time we break for lunch, every one is ready for this break.
Before heading back to the classrooms, every one goes to the shop, to search for just the right yarn to complete their projects or enhance their stash. What a beehive of activity that was. My students were so enthusiastic, surprising themselves at the great work that they were doing. I was very impressed.
Saturday night, after attending a "Wine and Cheese" hosted by Phyllis and Bob, at the shop, quite a few of us went to dinner at a local, very popular restaurant. By the end of dinner, I think all of us were ready to call it a day.
Sunday arrived bright and sunshiny, with every one scurrying around to find their classrooms. My students were so early, I barely had time to set up. Once again I was blown away by their work. It always amazes me, that each student's work is so totally individual, even though they all follow the same set of instructions. Their color and yarn choices make each piece unique, check out their work in the photos above.
Sunday lunch was a great meal in the dining room with a fashion show by Lily Chin featuring garments made with Lily's new line of yarns www.lilychinsignaturecollection.com . Bob and Phyllis had lots of door prizes to hand out, and students treated us to a show of their finished and partially finished items. A great time was had by all.
By the way, Andrea from www.seaportyarn.com tells me that Lily's yarn is on sale right now at her shop. In addition to Lily'syarn, and a great selection of other yarns, Andrea carries Blue Heron Yarns www.blueheronyarns.com , which I also love.
Right after lunch, a smiling young woman ran up to me and asked if she could take a picture with me. She said she was my favority fan. Jackie took a workshop with me last year. How's that for an ego boost (first picture in the album). Other pictures show Dee www.chrochetwithdee , standing in front of the shop, Bob and Phyllis giving out the door prizes, Me with several students all busy working and showing their work.
We went back to the class room, finished up our workshop, went back to the Wool Connection for one last look for something we could not live without, then headed for home. Every one left, talking about coming back next year!
What a great time.
Have a good night all.