Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up. ~ Pablo Picasso
After my first weaving class, I realized I needed a weaving group, a guild or a buddy. I remembered how much I learned from my knitting group when I was a novice knitter. One of my local Malabrigo Junkies was also a weaver. I immediately messaged her to inquire about any local groups or guilds she might know about. She knew of one, but it meets on a work night and isn’t in a convenient location. Let’s face it, I’m a morning person. I run at 4:00 a.m. Very little learning or intake of new knowledge happens after 7:00 p.m. We are now the co- presidents of the K & S Weaving Guild. We meet once a month. The last president was lost in the Amazon rain forest searching for an elusive semi precious yarn. The president before that was gored by an outraged rhinoceros on a safari trip. (Okay, those things didn’t happen. We’re the founding members of a two member weaving guild.) MK was working on dish towels. I was working on my homework from Weaving Beyond the Basics, my wall hanging. We talked about the importance of taking accurate measurements for your warp and how to do a floating salvage to keep your edges nice. Silly me, I didn’t think to take any photos of her work. Next time I will! We also shared some really neat websites and patterns. When I went home, I immediately purchased Kismet. I know most of them are beyond my skill level right now, but I’ll get to them soon enough. MK also introduced me to Weaving School. There is so much information on this website, I can’t even begin to describe it all. If you’re interested in weaving at all, please check it out. Sign-ups are open for the next weave-along. The F & Q section helped me decide my next project. I plan to warp my loom tomorrow. I’ve decided to dedicate Wednesdays to weaving. Burt helped me wind yarn this weekend for my new project. He’s going to love warping the loom. Ernie prefers something far less strenuous.
The next K & S Guild meeting is in November. We’re working on an agenda. First up, Christmas gifts.