Too Much-but not enuff! but, LATELY-It’s all about the ands…

 

Focusing statements and/a goal(s) for the foreseeable future.

Nasty Ladies! unite before it’s too late! Now in ATB 13. See- ATA FOR VENUE DATES AND CATALOGUE

 

With all the information overload AND a pandemic and a lack of skills in computers and the internet in communication and . ..andand…

It seems to be a whole new world of the dog ate my home work, but —

It has become all about adapting to a new world way of doing things in the middle of a pandemic and so many life altering events. So much to learn-especially about joy and gratitude. So many new things to learn and adapt to even just the normal things of aging-perhaps a bit overwhelming!

So why did I stop blogging about tapestry and technique and my love of all things tapestry?      

I allowed myself to be marginalized and pigeonholed in my thinking in a world of I can’t do this and a few toxic professional relationships and  some very toxic comments about my tapestries… and being a between.  So enuff is enuff. I am- who I am. If You don’t like what I am writing–Please kindly stop reading or join the discussion in a positive way, but stop and think that words and pictures really matter and should be available to everyone not based on economics, age, race, gender, politics the list could go on forever-unfortunately.  If you dislike my tapestry designs, format or scale and or narrative you don’t  have to read or think about what I write or even agree with my ideas. BUT, do know that I respect and want to read and see what your ideas and techniques are all about. . AND, most of all I want to teach, explore, be curious,  be joyous, be taught  and share 42  years of and beyond (I began as a small child in a corner of my Grandparents store without knowing  I was weaving tapestry!-so I

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am not sure if that time counts as a tapestry weaver-. of my tapestry weaving experiences- but always in a mutually inclusive respectable way of  and to others and their life experiences… After all is said and done– I am still a tapestry weaver and a teller of stories and designer since 1978-etc., etc., etc, and etc.

So here’s what I am doing about my goals, directions and resolutions.

First of all— Wednesday’s group or the Between & Etc studio hours will continue on zoom-every Wednesday at 1:00 PST. Any level of weaver of any style of tapestry weaving or format is welcome to be there  to discuss  anything tapestry related or ask for help from the group, or me, or just hang out. The conversations are amazing.  I am so grateful to those that choose to hang out and discuss Tapestry in this group on Wednesdays. I think participation is now across 10-11 time zones. AND, WE are having a great time hanging out and  sharing discussing all things tapestry. So why Wednesday? Wednesdays are the middle of the week. I work 8-12 hour days  that revolve a round  tapestry.  By Wednesday I am so in need of a break for   a time of gratitude, contemplation and  a change of pace.. Well, Wednesdays group  works for me. 

For those who can not come to the Wednesday’s group hours (1-3 PST) You can call me on either side of the zoom meeting.  I’ll do my best to help you– answering or discussing technical questions or find a solution to tapestry questions on Wednesdays(NC) or point you in the direction of someone who knows more. No charge… Wednesdays zoom group is a place that anyone can come and ask questions about tapestry and tapestry technique or just come to share what they are

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doing or maybe writing about tapestry or ask for support as they weave. No Cost. Every style of tapestry weaving is acceptable. To be part of Wednesdays group you need to get an RSVP/ticket from the first page of my website-betweenand etc.com.  Click on the words going. You will be sent to your e-mail  address a ticket/RSVP.  By clicking on join zoom meeting each week  you can be admitted to the  waiting room and then into the actual meeting. Please contact me at betweenandetc@comcast.net and I’ll do my best to help you get on. At this point my best can be a little questionable, but I am learning along with everyone else. BUT, I do have  friends and babysitter that can probably help you if need be.

On the other 6 days a week I will be teaching and marketing tapestry stuff and my tapestries. I am a small format/small scale weaver and teacher who attempts  to make available small amounts of supplies and tools for tapestry weavers.  Many suppliers sell in such large quantities that the cost to set your self up can be prohibitive or you end up with a several life times of product that can be overwhelming when it no longer suits your needs as a small format weaver or beginner. At this point in time I will be/am teaching one on one. I have a list of possible paths of study that can be chosen on my web site as products. I can/will create personalized studies for individual needs,  mentoring and scheduling for “my style” of tapestry weaving.  My style began as  Gobelin weaving from the front and has evolved into a American melting pot of what ever works to do my semi stylized pictorial narratives. I teach both large format and small format weaving and large scale and small scale with additions of vertical soumak, twining and other techniques. Which also means I do not teach Navajo style weaving as much as I love and admire it, BUT, I can refer you to some wonderful Navajo teachers that do teach Navajo style. I also do private critiques for individuals and individual pieces and suggest techniques and paths to follow.

So feel free to join the Wednesday group! Be happy and safe! Wear a mask!

Cheers and all,

kathe

 

13 Comments

  1. Linda Franco on February 5, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Thank you, Kathe! You have taught me so much about tapestry and more. Our time together has challenged me to ponder what and why things are important to me and how to incorporate those things into very personal and meaningful tapestry pieces… and enjoying all the techniques along the way! It’s been a pleasure to know you personally and professionally. Thanks for all the opportunities to learn and the encouragement you give!

  2. Noelle Eslick on January 20, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Kathe, I love our Tuesday Salon. I am a very new weaver at age 74, You have a very diverse group of talented weavers that I am learning from. Always stay true to YOU.

  3. Rebecca on January 18, 2021 at 8:28 am

    You being you, is just right.

    Wednesday are now my favorite day of the week! As a new tapestry weaver, I enjoy learning from the discussions. It’s also great to hear conversations on new concepts I’ve learned from reading. Thank you for making Wednesdays the best day of the week!

    • kathetoddhooker on January 18, 2021 at 10:51 am

      Mine too! I am really loving it! See you Wednesday.

      • Jennifer Barrett on January 18, 2021 at 7:06 pm

        One of the things I most love about you, Kathe, is that you have the largeness of spirit to inspire others to become more themselves as weavers and people.

        • kathetoddhooker on January 18, 2021 at 9:49 pm

          Wow-Jennifer what a wonderful thing to say. I am very touched. Thank you!

  4. Terri Bryson on January 18, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Thank you, Kathe! Who you are is perfect! I hope to soon have some time to join your Wednesday sessions.

    • kathetoddhooker on January 18, 2021 at 10:52 am

      Thank you! Looking forward. To when you can join us on zoom!

  5. Ghislaine on January 18, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Thanks for blogging again, nd for the Wednesday Zooms.

    • kathetoddhooker on January 18, 2021 at 10:54 am

      I love writing! SO I am so glad that i have started up again! i am little new on how to respond in tis program, but I’ll learn. Love seeing you on zoom! K

  6. Laurie on January 17, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    I love you tapestries. Have not been able to get Zoom to work for me, but still trying, and will join in when I can

    • kathetoddhooker on January 18, 2021 at 10:56 am

      What is the problem maybe I can help or find someone to help. K

    • kathetoddhooker on January 27, 2021 at 12:26 am

      We have a new way to get into zoom if you have not been able to get into the zoom meeting. Try the calendar app on the first page and see if that works for you! Kathe

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