Saturday I took a rigid heddle weaving class at Webs with Leslie Ann Bestor (Ravlink). If you live in the area and have considered this class, good news: they've added a second section for July. More good news: Leslie Ann is a fantastic teacher. She did an excellent job with defining terms, explaining the process, showing it, and having us apply it, one step at a time. You know how on Grey's Anatomy they always say "Watch one, do one, teach one."? I came home, and explained the entire process of warping to Neal. I think it's pretty well cemented in my head, but we'll see what happens when I get the tools I need to start weaving on my no-name loom.
I'm excited by how much there is to learn and by what I know that I want to be able to do.
If you're interested in the nitty gritty details, here they are:
Sheep Shop Yarn Co. Sheep Three Yarn, one skein. Woven on a Schacht Flip with a 94" warp at 10 epi, 12 picks (average).
There's talk of a monthly rhl drop in (please??) and a more advanced class next spring. I can't wait to learn more!
As if all that new knowledge wasn't enough to keep me floating on air, I got an e-mail today telling me that I've won a yard of fabric in the Sew, Mama, Sew! Free Friday Fabric contest. How happy am I? Pret-ty happy.*
What is making you happy this Monday?