|A rayon/silk shawl|
Monday, May 21, 2012
Rose and the Vermont Folklife Grant
As many of you know from our past blogs, Rose Diamond has been studying with us for the past six months under the sponsorship of the Vermont Folklife Center. She recently finished up her course of study and Greg Sharrow, the Director of the Grant programs at VFC, came to the school to do a site visit and to see what Rose has been up to all this time. Part of the criteria for a Folklife grant is that there be a passing on of skills through the tradition of a master and apprenticeship situation. In our case, I was passing on my knowlege to Rose and she in turn was passing on what she learned to a young girl named Alya. Rose has been working with Alya for a number of years not only in teaching her how to weave but to also sing traditional Gaelic work songs.
Norman admiring Rose's 10 yards of linen M's & O's for a table cloth and napkins.