Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Guest Room fit for a Guest

I was asked to make curtains and a bed cover for this cozy guest room. The front with the long celtic knot work design and the top which you can see in the second photo are hand quilted. It took me a while, but I think it was worth it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Shawm workshop

If you have any interest in Medieval/Renaissance wind instruments, look into this workshop. I am a total beginner. Bob Weimken and Joan Kimball of Piffaro lead the lessons and playing. They were amazing and inspiring. Each morning we had technique lessons that I'm pretty sure we each got something out of even though we were players of all levels. The group was small enough that we all got very individualized attention. I brought to the workshop a Cronin alto shawm in G. I was also able to play a Joel Robinson alto shawm in F. Everyone was willing to share and encourage.