Secondly, let me introduce you to our instructor Judy...
These are only a few of the things she has woven--not all on a rigid heddle, but all gorgeous.
Once we put together our Ashford looms, we had to learn how to put the warp on. There is probably another term for this, but I didn't retain it. There were strings going EVERYwhere up in there!
|Before tying them down.|
|After tying them down. But before re-tying, since I didn't do it right the first time....|
|Me shuttle's been wrapped, arghhh, I'm ready to weave!|
And presto! Weaving! It's uneven and might be really really wonky when it comes off the loom, but it's been a fun project to play with. My friends and I have been texting each other pics of our weaving and egging each other on, and thank goodness for that because the first time I turned that one wheel thing to give myself more weaving space, it darn near went ALL to pieces! (As you can see, I could have paid better attention to the vocabulary. Sorry, Judy!)
The workshop concludes this Saturday and I will find out how well I did on my very first project. If it's terrible, you can plan on seeing how all my friends' projects turned out instead....