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We’ve really done some beadwork here. Wow! Much of it in our heads, admittedly, but also a wide variety of neat stuff around the table. The number of people here each day has been good; never more than 12, never less than 8. Pretty perfect.
We’ve been really busy working, but I promise I’ve been taking lots of photos. This one is by Kate Stern, catching the people who were here when we said goodbye to Robin Douglas and Katherine Kosta.
A great tie by Dustin Wedekind and an orchid and a beaded ball by Sheila Prosterman.
Robin Douglas made a Tri-Wing Ring with increases that remind us of a flying manta ray.
My space at the table is getting pretty chunked up. Sarah Moran of Z-Beads sent me some luscious lampwork that I have somehow managed to share with these lovely people… the beads will propagate into the work.
Katherine Kosta…. and an experimental Elegant Guide Round.
Oh, do we have so much to tell you about that one. Lord.
Deborah Benson, here these last three days of the Summit.
Kate Stern, amazing. A Rick-Rack Tulip gone mad. In a good way.
Even the simplest colourways from Rose Mary Jameson are compelling. This woman has a HAND.
Sheila Prosterman blew our minds by making an MRAW vessel, adding peyote/herringbone horns, and then laying some Cone Stitch on top.
Sheila again, a sort of Wonder Twin colourway to Sarah Loudon’s piece. Which we want to see more of! Sarah is home now, but still in our minds. We miss everyone who has gone home!
We are off to our last group dinner now, and looking forward to a visit from Dustin Wedekind later.