Monday, October 31, 2011

Fabulous Sunday

Yesterday was fantastic -- from the sunshine start to the delicious baked pork chops with homemade applesauce dinner.  Always makes me think of Peter Brady -- you too???

I had a weaving workshop Sunday at Heritage Spinning & Weaving.  I picked up my friend Kate and headed out to Lake Orion for our 5 hour class taught by Joan Hoover, the owner.  After warping our looms Saturday night we were more than ready to learn several techniques on our rigid heddle looms.

We learned how to use pick up sticks and a fork in manipulating the cotton yarn.

The two pictures below represent about 3 hours of work -- yikes!
We started with hem stitching and Leno stitching, 4 warp strands and then 6 warp strands.  BTW, it's pronounced LEENO not LENNO.  I always think of Jay when I see that pattern!
Then we tried some color work using four different techniques.  Plenty of practice time will be required for me to get everything down pat but I do like the top two techniques. where do you suppose I'm going to find the time to practice???

P.S.  Happy Birthday Sue!!


Courtney said...

I love the weaving! I think I'd like to weave...but do I really need another hobby? Hmmm. You are doing fab on all these new techniques!

Suzanne said...

Thanks Courtney -- I really enjoyed the workshop. I'm going to try to incorporate the Leno stitch in some future scarves. You'd love weaving, I know you would! My rigid heddle loom doesn't really take up much space at all.

SusanQuilter said...

Thanks for the 'happy birthday'!

SusanQuilter said...

Oh--and the weaving looks FABULOUS!!! Sounds like a good class and nice day.