I see that it is a week since I last blogged. This is because last week I was busy getting ready for a 3 day weaving course over the weekend and then taking part. Barbara Walker was here from the States at the Braiding Conference and kindly agreed to run a three day course over the Bank holiday weekend. 'Stripes with Attitude'. Of course Barbara is well known for wanting to weave fabrics with only one shuttle so we were introduced to the delights of turning drafts. That was homework as was creating the wrappings which are shown below. I got out of bed early each morning to do the homework so that made for a long day.
There were 8 weavers, with 3 non-Guild members. There should have been 10 but accidents happened to two. In one way, it was just as well there were only 8 because the room was definitely crowded. We used the upper room at the Church hall where the Guild meets because it was quite difficult to find a hall which could take us for three days. However the room was very comfortable with lots of light and a kitchen next door. Below are shown some samples cut from the looms at the end of the course.
I still have to sort out the stuff I brought home. Especially the yarn which Rosie and I supplied. I am sure some of Rosie's must be in the bags and boxes I brought home. So that is one of today's jobs. The other one is to decide what to do with the warp left over from the course. It's a nice warp in 10/2 cotton and I think I will just weave it off.
There are two weeks to go before I leave for Complex Weavers Seminars in Washington DC and I have to finish and cut out the Diversified Plain Weave. Mainly because Rosie needs her sheep which are at the beginning of this lot of fabric. And that must be done by Saturday. Oh well, looks like the next few days will be spent weaving. Better than having an existentialist crisis as my son-in-law phrases it.