Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weaving 101

Yesterday my mom and I took a weaving workshop with the local guild. In just a few hours you learn the basics of weaving and finish a whole scarf! (It helps tremendously that the instructors do all the tricky and time-consuming set up.) I caught on pretty quickly, although I had some sort of brain hiccup that caused me repeatedly to make the same mistake by missing two rows. Luckily we caught and fixed most of the mistakes. Alas, one remains marring my lovely scarf. Although I think crafty wisdom says every project should have an imperfection to prove it's handmade. Wise, placating, words indeed.

Today I enjoyed a lovely afternoon at my spinning wheel. I finished spinning and plying a jumbo box of fibre in a deep purple called fresh fig. The niddy noddy is hanging in the shower with the yarn drip drying. I can't wait to twist up the skein and see how it looks.

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