Thursday, August 1, 2013
Learning to weave....
FiberI have wanted to learn to weave since college ., my degree is in the dental field. I no longer work due to my illnesses, but I had developed a warm place in my heart for all things fiber in a single class I took. My advisor felt that I carried all work and nothing to relax and enjoy college. I remember learning thread counting per inch, how to figure out what a mystery fabric was made of, by testing, such as burning a small piece of the fabric and looking at what remains, noting the odor during burning. Then we learned weaving charts..hand painted and lovely to see.... lastly how to set up a loom to weave the design .
I forgot what peace I found in this class. But I seemed to fondly recall the weaving.
In the last weeks I have busied myself watching weaving videos. I love it all! Even as a cild I had a plastic loom with built in batten. I loved that loom. Although pieces were no bigger than8 x10 at largest, it was fun!!
I am trying to decide , card weaving, of which I know nothing, I do not have an inkle loom, or backstrap weaving.. Where do you find the sticks? Or a heddle loom.,but money is at a low.
So I ask you dear readers.
What type of weaving is easiest to start and least expensive? Most fun? Most professional looking for a beginner?
All armaments or video link to weaving appreciated?
Thank you dear friend for your input.