Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Know It's 2010, But...

First off, let me wish everyone a "Happy New Year!" while it's still January! Yes, I know it's 2010, but I'm still "in" October and wanted to share with you how the rest of the week went for my weaving class. I know. Weaving is not the only thing I'm "slow" at!

Once I got through my second full day of class, changed my attitude, and decided that whatever I got accomplished was "good enough," then all went well.

My goal for my sampler was to try every possible weave combination that my instructor and I could come up with. So, I took meticulous notes. Aimed for symmetry. And here are the results!

A little bit of basket weave.

Playing with color and pattern.

Attempting a symmetrical ending.

Cutting the warp. Would you believe that I was the last person to take a project off the loom?!?

One of the things that's really cool about the folk school is that all the classes participate in a final exhibit. Thus, the wonderful finishes from our class:

Talk about a group of talented folks and what they were able to do in a week's time!

Beautiful and colorful hand towels.

Lovely samplers, scarves, and even a shawl!

I would love to show you detail shots from every single project we worked on, but you will just have to trust me when I say how beautiful everyone's choices were and what a great group of folks we had in our class.

Maybe one of these days (or years!) I'll show you a few more pattern shots from my project and the "final" finish. 'Till then, I'm digging out at home as the new year begins.

Thanks for the continued inspiration to those of you who blog and post so faithfully. I've done a pretty good job of staying up-t0-date of late, and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your pictures, projects, and posts. Till next time...happy crafting!

1 comment:

Kim B said...

Teri, I absolutely love your project! I'm so glad you stuck with it with a good attitude. Your weaving is beautiful. Trying new crafts and techniques is so intimidating. But the only way to master anything is to give it a go and get better with time. I hope to see more of your final project!