Sunday, May 22, 2011


Weekend before last I went to my first Conference of Northern California Handweavers. I took the tapestry class offered by Pam Patrie. To the left are the looms that greeted us all warped and ready to go! The plans she provided for creating your own copper pipe loom can be found by clicking here.

I was definitely the neophyte of the group! My meager exercise in trying out angles and curves was dwarfed by the actual landscapes and complicated patterns of my classmates. Thank heavens it was not a competition! I learned a ton. Enough to realize how much more there is that can't be taught in a weekend. Above to the right you can see the biggest lesson I learned. A wedge weave hem. It keeps my edges straight by allowing some give in the weaving.

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