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Learning Sponges for Weaving

Well it’s 2008 and I can feel that we’re off to a good year weaving wise. Over Christmas my niece came to stay and was an enthusiastic ‘learning to weave’ student which was delightful. She is only four years old but took to it all so easily.

I started her on a very simple multicoloured inkle then showed her how to weave a length of fabric on the pre-warped Saori loom. She couldn’t reach the pedals on the Saori loom but between us we managed very well and she was able to swap roles intuitively. Four year olds are like learning sponges.

In an effort to feel refreshed and resolute for the new year I’m trying to clear some space in my studio. I know I’m over-stashed with yarn and some equipment and I want some of my head ideas to find a reality on the loom this year. A new year seems to bring the promise of new starts and fresh ideas. As my current form of employment is in jeopardy this year I may be trying all sorts of fresh ideas in more ways than I anticipated!

I’d like to wish all of my blog readers a very happy, healthy, hope filled and friend saturated 2008. Thank you to all who have commented and emailed me throughout the year. I really enjoy sharing my craft with others and the Internet allows me to feel so connected.


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  1. Oh, I wish my niece were close enough to her teach knitting or weaving or spinning! Darby seems to be having a blast!

    January 1, 2008
  2. Happy New Year to you! The year is starting off just right with a blog post from you.

    January 1, 2008
  3. The photos of your niece are just darling. I only wish I had started at that age! A very happy new year to you too, Kaz!

    January 2, 2008
  4. Get ’em while they’re young, I say – then they are hooked for life! Those are wonderful photos of Darby – thanks for sharing them with us.

    January 2, 2008
  5. How wonderful to see you passing on your love of weaving to your niece!

    All the best of the New Year to you too….

    Happy Weaving,

    January 2, 2008
  6. The pics of your niece are so sweet, she looks like she’s really enjoying herself.

    Thank you for sharing them with us, Happy New Year.

    January 3, 2008

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