Today was the last full day at DOL. I have loved the experience, the location, the food, and the people. As much as I wish this were a longer retreat, I'm not sure I could really absorb much more information.
I really want to go home and play.
I need a week or two of vacation, to try out the new things I've learned.
Today Marcy and Diane spoke for a shorter period, so we'd have more time to work on projects, or run into town. I did a bit of both. I finally played with silk screening and I think I've got the hang of it now. A couple years ago I tried it at home and wasn't happy with the results.
Today Marcy focused on fabrics. She gave each of us three packs of generous fabric samples, one for coat and jacket weight fabrics, one for pant or skirt weight fabrics, and one for knits, and went through the samples, explaining the characteristics, and best way to use them.
Diane focused her presentation on refashioning garments, and details she uses, such as knots she likes, collar manipulations, pleats, buttonholes. She also showed us jewelry, purses, and teakettles that she's made.
I want to share pics of some of the amazing women at DOL. I didn't get a chance to photograph everyone, but here are a few.
And here are some other photos from today. (Sorry the post is light on sewing content, but I am a wee bit tired.)