Sunday, August 02, 2009

Not another hobby!

It's true! I've been bitten by yet another bug of the crafting variety. I'm taking a weaving class!

I'm taking my class at Carly Goss Studios in Baltimore. I love that I found an alternative to The Mannings full week weaving course. Although I would love a week of weaving - I just don't have the time off I need for that class. I opted for this one since it's on Saturdays. So for the next 6 weeks I'll be here on Saturday mornings:

Weaving Studio

I took a "pre-class" last Wednesday where I learned to make my warp (the legnthwise structure of a woven object). Saturday was spent learning how to get the warp on the loom. This is a process that is much more involved that I had expected! Take a look at some of my progress:


Next week we will finish threading the heddles, and maybe... just maybe start weaving!

I'm very excited to learn more!


Anonymous said...

Very cool!

Gail Myers

chacha / Jen said...

I've wanted to learn to weave, but with no room for a loom here, it's a "someday" craft for me. Looking forward to seeing your fabulous creations!

calicodaisy said...

That's a skill I would love to add to my set. Have fun!

bySarah said...

Looks fun, and I love the pictures you took of your warping process.
Have fun threading the heddles next week.

Zonda said...

How interesting!! Look forward to seeing your progress. Have fun!

brsmaryland said...

That's great! I can totally understand being bitten by the weaving bug. I look forward to seeing your creations.

Sereknitty said...

Sounds like a fun/creative way to spend a Saturday -- good for you for trying something new! I'm convinced that the word 'knitter', really means 'multi-talented artist' :)

Anonymous said...

Very cool, Jodi! I learned to weave in the early 90's and felt like I had found my calling. I do own a loom, but unfortunately have not woven anything in quite awhile. It is my dream and my goal to set it back up sometime this year and get weaving again! Enjoy! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your projects.


P.S. I ran into Joanie and Simon at the grocery store on Sunday!

Ruth's Place said...

Awesome. Can't wait to see what you make.