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.