These are the first samples I have produced on my drawloom. It took me ages to get my drawloom set up, but now that it is ready to go I'm cruising along and having a lot of fun! Here are my samples so far. I will come back and write more about each one soon!
I attended Fibre East yesterday! This was the first year for Fibre East, so it was still small. Despite it's modest beginnings, the event proved go have many great vendors. I dis not significantly increase my stash, but did make some nice purchases. I bought a few gorgeous yarns from Yarnscape.co.uk I also picked up brochures from many other venders to keep for reference. This is very important for me as I work through my UK WSD Certificate of Achievement.
I’ve started teaching classes on Weavolution! This is a great venue for teachers and students. Weavolution uses WebEx to allow teachers and students around the world, literally, to come together for weaving classes! I’ve joined a few classes and they have worked quit well! Anyone with an internet connection now has access to a myriad of classes via Weavolution. Weavolution costs nothing to join. The classes are on a fee basis, but are very reasonably priced, usually about $30/hour. My next class is Color and Weave.
Wow! It has obviously been a long time since I blogged! That’s partially been because I’ve been so busy weaving! I have finished two samples for my Certificate of Achievement (photos to follow once they are wet finished). I’ve completed a plain weave sample and a colour and weave sample.
I am still diligently pursuing my UKWSD Certificate of Achievement. I as of yet have not completed any samples. However, I have learned how to do all facets of Double Weave with Melanie, my tutor! When working with Melanie on double weave she pointed out that I can maximize my warps by weaving several structures on one warp! This should really help me complete the CoA on time. I'm still shooting for 5 years, but would be pleased if I could do it in less!
Many of you will know that I took some weaving tuition with Melanie Venes a few months back. You probably also know that I was working on my PhD in Education. Well as happens with many candidates, I've lost my passion for pursuing my PhD! I'm actually not that sad about it, my goal used to be to eventually teach others how to teach. Since then I've had several experiences with student teachers and mentoring younger teachers, the truth of the matter is teaching is not something you can really teach!
OK I'm going to attempt to remember all the projects I've completed/started in the last six months!
Purple Linen Dress
Purple Linen Shawl
Matching Blue Wool Silk Lined Robes