Endings & Beginnings

Wrapped and burned Tulle, found bolts and washers, wire

Wrapped and burned Tulle, found bolts and washers, wire

After over a year spent working on the Foundations: Textiles course from OCA, I’ve realized that it isn’t taking me where I want to go. This is a mixed media art course, rather than a purely textiles course, with minimal teacher/tutor support. While this may be perfect for many students, personally I need a bit more guidance, a more hands-on, textile-based practice. I’m withdrawing from the course, though I plan to finish the last assignments independently, but without the time & expense¬†of submission and the lengthy analytical posts. (What, you’re not sorry to be denied my artistic navel-gazing?!)


I’ve learned a great deal this past year, been introduced to amazing artists and found some wonderful resources that I will continue to use. Understanding the important role research and sketchbook work can play is probably the most valuable thing I’ll take away from this experience. However, weaving is the area I really want to focus on, and am looking forward to Rebecca Mezoff‘s Tapestry Weaving course, starting in September!

Burnt edges

Burnt edges

3 thoughts on “Endings & Beginnings

  1. Hello Lyn, sorry to read you are withdrawing. I enjoyed reading your blog, I had to give up mine because I felt it took me too long. I loved your weaving and your cakes. I wish you all the best for the future,it looks like you have something really exciting lined up. A bientot, maybe. Sophie

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    • Thanks, Sophie. It is a very time consuming class! I’ll still be weaving and baking, though. My sons have been mentioning the lack of baking, so I definitely need to get back to that!


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