On Sunday, July 13th, I had 8 students in my class at Yarns by the Sea in Aptos, CA.
Most were new to inkle weaving, and one just needed a refresher.
The shop carries some good yarns for inkle weaving and students selected various different ones.
Carole, who was just taking the class as a refresher, chose this cotton yarn with a bit of sparkle.
It is enough sparkle to add a fun element, but not enough to overwhelm.
Stella chose this "Ty-Dy" yarn from Knit One, Crochet Too. Because of the variegated yarn, she didn't have to be bothered with charting the pattern, so while the rest of the students were doing this, she warped and started weaving.
At the end of the class, she cut her piece off the loom and wrapped it on!
Stella took the class along with her mom, Sandy. They borrowed a loom and when I went to pick it up 5 days later, I found that Stella had woven a few more pieces. I think she likes it!
The "Sassy Skein" yarn was popular with the class. It comes in fantastic bright colors.
Sara, a shop employee, was happy to learn a new craft. She studied a bit on the internet the night before. Her first piece went very well.
By the time I saw her 5 days later, she was working on this pickup pattern, her second piece.
Michelle showed up at class with a pattern she liked, chosen from one of my blog posts.
She showed me that she had saved it on her phone. She chose a nice cotton and it will become trim on a Medieval tunic for her son who is involved in the SCA.