Whidbey Weavers’ School :: Day Three
- Posted on: 2021-08-24
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- ▸ Weaving
***Originally published on August 27th, 2015***
Well, knitting, I think you have a new rival for my time.
Because weaving is really, really incredibly fun.
Today the first sample I worked on was this beauty — just simple black and white pattern, but one that I’ve had my eye on since yesterday.
The blocks alternated in a treadle pattern that went 1-2-1-2, then 3-4-3-4, then 5-6-5-6, then 7-8-7-8, which made for a really nice rhythm once I got the hang of it.
Those blocks themselves then alternated in their own pattern, which after a few rounds, I committed to memory as well (ABCD-ADA-DBA: ABCD is easy enough; ADA is an acronym I heard often enough while building out a commercial space for our shop; DBA is common speak for anyone who owns an LLC!), so by the end I was just weaving round after round, without even having to look at the chart.
Throughout the day, while we were all working on our respective projects, Madelyn would call us in to the other room where we learned the remaining steps of warping a loom.
One thing I found really helpful about this class is that not only are we learning how to do things, but also why you should do them in a certain way (and the pitfalls that happen when you don’t). I feel like I’m getting to circumvent years of making my own mistakes, by learning from the best!
He has no idea what he just agreed to. #ivemadeaterriblemistake #weavershusbandnewbie
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