Western Australia’s Newest Weavers

 

 

For the past three weeks I have been teaching an ‘Introdruction to Weaving’ workshop in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre. Most of the workshop participants had never seen a loom before, let alone weave a scarf! I was more than amazed with the results they produced in 9 hours. Their selvedges blew me away, I would have loved to have such perfect selvedges when I started weaving first, so these girls are very talented indeed!

The workshop consisted of

Class 1: How to wind a warp

Class 2: How to dress the loom

Class 3: How to weave a scarf

As the photo’s show, great fun was had by all and everyone went home with a finished scarf. Well done to all the participants, I enjoyed your company immensely.

The Class Room

The Class Room

The Class

The Class

Weaving Away

Weaving Away

Belinda's Scarf

Belinda's Scarf


Believe it or not! Belinda had never woven (or even seen a loom) before, and to produce this evenly woven scarf with perfect selvedges was truly inspiring. Awesome work!

Heads down Weaving ....... Got to get our scarves finished

Heads down Weaving ....... Got to get our scarves finished

Dani modelling her finished scarf

Dani modelling her finished scarf


Shelia completed a scarf, not a pot holder, like she thought she would!!

Shelia completed a scarf, not a pot holder, like she thought she would!!

Finished Scarves

Finished Scarves

Nine finished scarves
The Class With Their Amazing Weaving
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4 thoughts on “Western Australia’s Newest Weavers

  1. Yay to new weavers, and you look pretty pleased, too, Shirley. It was nice they went home with a piece, rather than a sampler, I think. Just curious – are they all your looms?

  2. Thanks Meg ;o)
    No they are not all my looms, one is mine, one borrowed from a friend & the rest I hired form the Weavers Guild.
    Yes, I was very pleased as the girls were amazing! & just look at all those finished wonderful scarves!!!!!

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