This summer was a ton of fun, I really enjoy reflecting on it. The classes I taught caused the months to fly by, I cannot believe it is over. I did manage to get a bit of my own crafting done, though not that much really.
I managed to weave my first two towels, and hem them. They turned out a bit smaller than I had hoped, but I have learned a lot for the next set I weave. I wove my first basket in over a decade, when I was working at my first public library they offered a basket weaving class and I became addicted. They are so much fun and the structures are amazing.
The Buffalo Weavers Guild sold off a few of their items, I managed to score a triangle loom and a 4 shaft table loom for well less than the triangle loom would have cost normally. I don’t have the table loom pictured, but it really is neat. I picked up a stainless steel reed for it and cannot wait to try it out. You can see my first project up on the triangle loom, it turned out really ‘sleezy’ the yarn was too thin for the distance between the nails. I know better for my next try.
Last, but not least, are a pair of Dodec Wheels I purchased from their creator online. They are an adorable pair of wheels that I am trying to not despise with every fiber of my being. I do realize that I just need to take my time, get to know them, and I will probably come to love them too. It is just so hard when I have Lady, my Schacht Ladybug, sitting there waiting for me to spin beautiful yarn in any thickness I want so very quickly. Patience is a virtue that I need to learn when it comes to my crafting.
Speaking of which, I loved my WooleeWinder at first, then things started going ‘rattle, clank, clack’ and now I’m about ready to tear my hair out. Instead of this I am going to send it back to the manufacturer and see if he can fix it up. ‘Fingers Crossed’.
That is my summer in a nutshell. Fall Crafting, Here I Come!