Weaving Class

28 Jul

This weekend I really stepped out of my comfort zone and took a 4 harness weaving class at C & M Acres, the fiber mill where I take the llama fleece to be processed.

Oops-their old sign. I forgot to take a picture of the new one.

I’ve never done any kind of weaving, so everything was completely new to me.

Our teacher was excellent and helpful, and we got a booklet to take with us.

Christian who taught the class

His wife gave us a tour of the alpaca farm and the fiber mill.


I might have fallen in love with the silver babies.

When it was all done, I made this sampler piece!

It was a great weekend to meet people who are also interested in fiber and weaving.

Thanks to our teacher for taking the photo.

Well, it’s a start. The nice thing is that they also are dealers for the looms, so if I decide I’m addicted to weaving, I can get a loom through them. And they offer a rug making class. (Sorry for the crappy cell phone pictures; I didn’t take my big girl camera with me.)

5 Responses to “Weaving Class”

  1. Jeanne July 28, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

    WOW!! I’m impressed!! Those babies are just adorable. I’ve seen some, but not a silver.
    I did a bit of weaving long ago, place-mat size. It was a lot of fun.
    You did a beautiful job on your sample!

  2. Claire Moxon-Waltz July 28, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

    Wow, I’m so happy you were able to do this. You’ve done more patterns in your sampler than I have ever done. I mostly just do plain weave, and my experimentation comes from playing with yarn types and textures. Those alpaca babies….I can’t even imagine how soft they are!

    • Teresa July 28, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

      He had everything figured out for us to make them all, but I think I could read how to do them from a pattern book now. He recommended “Learning to Weave” by Deborah Chandler. They also offer a heddle loom and rug weaving classes that I want to take (hopefully in October). Next time you’re going to be in Iowa, you’ll have to check their website and see if they are offering a class you’d like to go to.

  3. anotherday2paradise July 29, 2019 at 9:02 am #

    Well done, Teresa. 👏🏻

  4. twiladf July 29, 2019 at 10:15 am #

    you do the most interesting stuff!

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