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so... this is happening

Hrim Schola was very short for me today, but rather satisfying.

I taught spinning, and I think I need to rehearse it more, but one of my students was palegreyminion's mother, who is both lovely and keen to learn. I think she'll have a great time with it.

I was finally able to do something I've been wanting to do for years: take a class on tablet weaving. I wish there had been a bit more lecture, but they showed me how to warp an inkle loom for tablet weaving, and I spent a happy couple of hours tonight weaving. This is the result:

so... this is happening, originally uploaded by Tashabear.

I am thrilled beyond belief, and resigning myself to the idea that nothing else will ever get done again, ever.

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i feel: excited thrilled

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stringgeek From: stringgeek Date: March 18th, 2012 06:11 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yippee! That is awesome! I am so pleased. Do you mind if I share this with Anastasia and Fionnghuala? Neither are on LJ, and I know they'd both be delighted to see what you've already done.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: March 18th, 2012 06:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
Not at all; I'll unlock it. Oh wait, it is unlocked.

Truth be told, this isn't the first time I've woven. I learned to weave on an inkle loom when I was 10 or 11, and warped and wove on a tabletop harness loom in middle school. I've always wished I could do more. I want to weave on a big floor loom, but I'll probably never get to. The studio I learned at is still open. I don't know if you've ever been to Fiber Loft in Harvard, but the owner, Reba, taught me, and it's now a lovely yarn shop as well as a weaving studio.

This will help me achieve my extremely long-term goal of making a set of Viking clothing from the skin out, including trim and shoes. The only bits I don't want to make are the metal bits... not sure about the beads. This is a start, though.

Edited at 2012-03-18 06:32 am (UTC)
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: March 18th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I have supplies to make glass beads and Bill can make any metal bits for you. It wouldn't be all hand made by you, though, if that is your goal.
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: March 18th, 2012 06:12 am (UTC) (base camp)
Take a picture of your loom warped so you can see how to set it up this way. It will come in very handy later. </p>

That looks totally awesome. I am very excited that you took a class and now we can matter about yet more string.


galestorm From: galestorm Date: March 18th, 2012 11:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
That is so great to hear!!! I wish that someone could teach me some tablet weaving... I have a book and tabletty-thingies, and I have no idea what to do...
stringgeek From: stringgeek Date: March 18th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC) (base camp)
...so...where are you located geographically?</p>

Mirabel, enabler :)

galestorm From: galestorm Date: March 18th, 2012 02:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
In Copenhagen, Denmark, unfortunately. Not terribly close... :-S
stringgeek From: stringgeek Date: March 18th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC) (base camp)
ROAD TRIP!!!!</p>

I wish. :)

albreda From: albreda Date: March 19th, 2012 12:54 am (UTC) (base camp)
Am I allowed to comment on the wonderful absurdity of you, New Englander, potentially going to Denmark to teach tablet weaving? That would be kind of like me going to Norway to teach tapestry, eh? >;)

Also, the weaving looks AWESOME, Tasha - enjoy!!!
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