Saturday, July 19, 2014

Computer on the blink again

Its been a while and, as my computer is on the blink again, it might be longer yet!  That's the computer that drives my loom - sniff, sniff.  I just put a 16/2 cotton warp on, 1008 threads.  As I walk past I smile and say 'you are pretty'.  Not that I don't have a backload of blankets on order to keep me busy.

Last week I presented my workshop "Knitting Our Unique Yarns" to a group of ladies from the Pahoia Spinners and Weavers club.  It went well (I think) with some positive comments.  I figure that if the students are entertained for a morning and enthused to pick up their needles and cast a project on its worth it.  I asked the ladies to fill in a short questionnaire at the end and they gave me some excellent feedback which I'm happy to take on board.  The last question was 'should I give up tutoring' and they all said no so there we are.  One dear lady rang me in the evening to say how much she enjoyed her morning which I appreciated.

I sent my work off to the Creative Fibre Experience exhibition but can't show photos until after selection.

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  1. Sounds like you've been a very busy gal Dianne! I can't wait to see the Echo weave when it's done. I looked at the book online and it looks amazing....I'm saving up!

  2. Echo and Iris is the most amazing eye candy even before starting creating. Each section started on 4 and 8 shafts but, of course, I go for the jugular. Its taken quite a bit of study to work out how the drafts are designed as its so different from the way I've been working. We're off to the sunshine in Oz for a couple of weeks next month and book will be packed.