We had an amazing month travelling around the Canadian Rockies, sailing through the inside passage to Alaska, and then coming home via a few days in Hawaii. But now it is back to reality. I have even managed a couple of days teaching since our return. The first day was a Learn to Warp a 4 Shaft Loom at the Handweavers Guild. I had 6 students and it was such a busy day that I didn't take a single photo. Then I had a Learning to Draw class at Uxbridge Community Art Centre. Five pupils for that session, and they all seemed to go home very happy with their progress.
It's one of those classes where there is a lot happening on the inside an there is not a lot of activity.
Back in the Studio I have been making progress with my double weave placemats that I started to plan before we went away.
Being double weave, it means you have to wind two warps. Here is each warp on the warping board, and you can see the different colour arrangements for each.
I have made a start on the weaving, but was having so much fun swapping layers that I got my length measurement wrong and spent most of this morning unweaving so I wouldn't end up with a double length mat.