Another DOL is over and here are some great moments for you all to enjoy. Diane as always brings lots of new ideas along and never fails to inspire and help us to be more adventurous . We got to visit her new studio which is fabulous and I can’t wait to see what great new work comes out of that. Her new patterns are great and If you don’t have one yet you are in for a treat.
Diane ‘s son Myles entertained us with his unique approach to painting on fabric. He is so much fun to watch and he produces great art right in front of us. He painted on the shirt he was wearing, he painted on a top that Myrna had that she later added stitching , and when Lucy bought a piece of his painted fabric he helped her come up with some ideas on how to use it with other fabrics. His website urban cadence.blogspot .com
I was very excited when I heard that Sandra Ericson was going to be Diane’s guest teacher as I had wanted to take a class from her but it never worked out. Sandra’s expertise is in draping and pattern making and she shared a lot of both with us. She brought along some dresses that she had made and one in particular, a dress made from 4 squares, was very popular. JoAnn got right to work and completed one that she wore to The Ashland Art Center. Karen and Sylvie were lucky to go home with patterns draped , fitted and ready to sew. She also brought us some slide presentations that we enjoyed. Her website centerforpatterndesign.com
We we also had some fun social outings thanks to Judy Butler. Judy moved to Ashland from New Jersey last year and she organized a great dinner for us at the Paschal Winery where we were joined by some DOL alumni. We had great food and great wine. Afterwards Elaine Sweet invited us back to her house where her wonderful husband made us a chocolate cake and some home made ice cream- seriously delicious.
So you never know what might happen at a DOL. As Diane always says, you come, make friends and go home inspired.
JoAnn Manzone shares a studio with Diane. Her web site is dreamweaversdesign.com
Here are a few more memories!