Thursday, January 19, 2012
Yea, I am a college girl again. (Well sorta)
OK I had my first class at the college at the weaving class. Seems it is about 6 to 8 women who just keep coming back to the class each semester and just pick up with their project that they had on "their" loom from the last semester. Anyway the instructor is Gary and he started me off with winding warp on a warping board for 36 inch strands, and warping front to back! I was anxious to learn this as I just have not had the "hands on" for this yet as I use a tall rack for my spools, and I have to have 24 spools to warp the loom. Here is a picture of my rack. I have been planning on making a more compact one that lets the spools all set on a more even level. Still with me?
LOL, I guess as I get a little more refined on my weaving I will want to do projects that warping smaller amounts will make the warping board more practical. So guess I need both.
The other thing I learned after I warped a little table top loom and put a header on, was to do the hem stitch! That was my highlight of the day as I was wanting to learn that technique and there is nothing like Hands On! Show me, then get out of my way!
I told Gary that I would like to do a tapestry wall hanging of an Native Am. Indian design. I want to learn how to do a design. I already know how to do tabby weave, as that is all I do. So we will see what he comes up with and maybe next week I will be using that warping board again to warp a big loom. Probably take me a couple classes just to get things set up.
So there you have it for now. Now if I can just keep the weaving and quilting stuff I am learning separated!
Posted by dc at 11:32 AM