Boy, am I tired!! Yesterday morning Molly and I left St Thomas University in St Paul, MN at 7:45 after breakfast and checking out of our dorms. She drove almost all the way home. I gave her a short break inbetween but it was mostly her driving. We pulled into my driveway just after 11pm.
I haven't unpacked yet. Hopefully that'll happen sometime today so that I can collect things to show everyone tomorrow at weaving.
It's hard to describe a week at Midwest Weavers Conference. It's always wonderful. You meet the best people each year, often the same ones, but always new ones, too.
You take classes and even if it's not a new topic, you learn new things about it.
My 3 day class was on single 2-tie weaves. That's another way of saying summer and winter. This first picture is just a tiny example of the piles of samples Robyn Spady had for us to look at.
Only 2 of us cut our cloth off near the end of the class. Because my loom was going to be folded on its side in the car, I thought it was would better. I did tie the rest of the warp back on and will weave it off at home. You can see that the 2 fabrics are very different. One is probably on 7 shafts and the other 4 shafts. Blocks, lots of blocks!
I liked the guild exhibits. They have these each time. This year there were 7 guilds that put together exhibits for us.
Who doesn't like teddy bears? Some dressed them and other wove them.
So, Tuesday Weavers, are we up to trying something like this? If not in 2 years, maybe in 4?
Because it's 2 years away, I'm hoping that several of us will be able to save our money and go to the next one. It's so worth the time and energy. The teachers are nationally and internationally known. It's the best deal to be able to go to a conference like this and sit across from one of the teachers while eating lunch. Everyone is friendly and helpful and very encouraging!
That's it for now. I'm heading off to run a couple of errands and then back to unpack! Getting your mind back to what's needed here and now is going to take a couple of hours!
Until next week, keep weaving!