I'm not sure how many people I have taught how to weave, I should have kept track, but I didn't.
But between weaving weekends, and day classes, I know that there have been a lot.
Lois has been my apprentice since last November, but didn't start weaving right away.
She just finished this 12 ft runner today.
It will lay perfectly flat in a few days off the loom.
I think she did an amazingly good job. I can say this for sure, Lois has earned the right to call herself a weaver. She has worked hard, and she has paid attention.
Oh, sure, she has a lot to learn, but don't we all?
I don't expect I will ever know it all, I just plan on having a good time trying.
I love that I have passed on what I know to her, and to a whole bunch of other people. I know that they aren't all still weaving. Some people take lessons, learn the basics, have a good time, and then forget all about it. I know also that a lot of them ARE still weaving, because they email me now and then, to ask a question, or share some of their successes, or just to say hello. They were hooked from the first, and they will keep weaving probably for their entire lives. That makes me happy. I have promoted the craft of weaving rag rugs, and hopefully those people will do the same.
There is incredible satisfaction in that.