By Amelia © October 18, 2010
After weaving about 10 scarves ... and more each time a gift is needed, happily! ... I've tried something new .. things to sew out of strips or squares.
First I made a neat tote, and more recently I've learned to sew the fun drawstring-purse shown here. My practice one is sewn from a spare bandana ... the next will be from handwoven. I may even experiment with double weave to get a wider length of fabric; or sew up two strips into wider piece.
Do you weave yet? If not, I have an online class at weavolution.com starting this Wednesday, October 20, 2010, Weave Now: Basic Rigid Heddle Weaving. We'll start with some basic planning and tool discussion, and in 5 sessions will cover warping, weaving, and finishing a scarf.
A new session of this class is starting in January 2011 ... sign up here: http://weavolution.com/node/16121.
And if you already weave on a rigid heddle but are interested to try out some two-heddle methods, there's a Weavolution.com class for you, too, on November 7, 2010 Two Heddle Twill. We'll warp our heddles for a 1/2 twill and weave some bookmarks or keyfobs.
I have new classes coming in January 2011 as well .. check the Cyber Fiber class list here: http://weavolution.com/classes and my own calendar, of all classes local, online, and at conferences, here: http://www.thebellwether.com/calendar.html .
That's not all -- Claudia, founder and admin for Weavolution has arranged all sorts of fun classes with a bevy of great weaving teachers. The full list is here.
For the local people, I am offering two holiday classes at A Dropped Stitch in Sequim, Washington: On October 30, 2010, Weave a Scarf in a Day. On November 6, 2010, Braid a Wool Chair Pad. See The Bellwether's Calendar for details.
If you have a class you'd like to see me offer, let me know. I teach locally, at area guilds and shows, and now ... something new! ... online, at Weavolution.com.
Edited December 1, 2010 to add news of upcoming classes ...
© October 18, 2010 by Ask The Bellwether, posted at http://askthebellwether.com/blog