I couldn't do this every weekend, I know that. It is too intense, even though my style of teaching is pretty relaxed.
But still, it is good stuff.
Every time I have new weavers, I tell them that this is not "rocket science", and that no matter how how little they know, they will be weaving before they leave.
They are a little skeptical.
They are always pleasantly surprised.
Me? I'm just glad I'm right.
I think one of the reasons that they are so successful, is that there are always small groups, usually 2-4.
And "hands on" is the order of the day. They can read the book when they get home.
In addition to the satisfaction I get from creating new weavers, some of whom will weave the rest of their lives, I also get to meet some incredibly nice people.
Weaving, and teaching weaving, has changed my life in so many ways.
All of them good.
It's so simple, and yet so satisfying.
Some of the students who live locally, will be back to rent loom space, to weave more rugs.
L and I kind of like having company at the studio now and then. It changes things up, and besides, we get tired of just looking at each other.
So what's next???
How about a little double binding???
In wacky, vibrant colors??
We have two huge totes full of wild and funky fabric to make these rugs with. They are not "quick" rugs, though. They make me slow down and pay attention.
Guess that's not a bad thing.
I think I've earned both of them.