I've been to a couple of day classes to learn to weave, but as this is a three day event it includes things like learning how to dress the loom, which will be very useful if I ever decide to buy one for myself.
You can see my earlier attempts HERE.
This was Monday, day 1.
My friend Lezley, and I went together.
I had happened to have popped by the shop a few days earlier & saw all the looms set out. I wanted the red one. When we got there this morning most of the other students were already in, so I thought the red one would have been shaped up, but it wasn't so I grabbed it :) (Lezley didn't want it).
I did change to reds though further in. I'm such a flibberty gibbert!!
The orange at the start is just a starter thread & will be removed when the piece is taken off the loom.
I tried a load of new weaving patterns too.
Lunch time, nom nom, jacket spud & cottage cheese.
Then it was time to sort out my warp for the next project. This involved having two warping pegs 4 meters apart and walking back and forth, winding the yarn over 168 times! That is a total of 672 meters, very nearly half a mile!
Lezley picked a nice blue/lilac warped loom this morning, and added some wonderfully bright colours.
Neither have been taken off the looms yet, so check back tomorrow to see what we made :)