Today concluded three days of backstrap weaving fun with a great group of ladies!
I'm sorry that the party is over, but so am glad to have had this experience.
We met in the weaving studio of Martha Stanley, which is in itself an inspiring place. Martha is an extremely talented rug weaver and a gracious hostess. The space was welcoming.
|This little Peruvian lady watched over us all.|
At last, the backstrap loom that I bought in Guatemala 8 years ago came out of it's wrapping
and was put to use!!!
While my previous attempts to do weft floats (brocade) had not been successful, I now believe that I can make it work after producing a couple of samples in this technique.
|Yonat's Weft Brocade Piece|
Pebble weave is no longer a mystery to me and I am looking forward to doing more experiments with it.
I am grateful to have a copy of this book to refer back to.
Laverne is a very good teacher, both in person and in her written lessons.
|Inspirational Pieces Woven by Laverne Illustrating Warp Float Patterns|
You can learn this technique on Laverne's blog tutorial here.
|Here's what I have to show for my 3 days of weaving. The ones on the left and right are weft brocade. The green and white one is the first sample in plain weave. The brown one is my pebble weave piece.|
To read more about the workshop and see more photos, look at Laverne's blog here.