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Repeating the Weaving Class

24 Feb

This past weekend I repeated the multi-harness weaving class I took last summer at C & M Acres.

I just adore the little alpacas.  If I were to get an alpaca, I’d want those gorgeous silver/gray ones.

It was a great tour of the mill also.  It is unbelievable the amount of fleece they process.  They also have a store where they sell their roving, yarn, rugs, and other products.

Anyhow, back to the class.  I was so clueless about everything the last time I took it that I thought I could actually learn and remember a lot more if I did it again.  I worked on the same type of floor loom as I used for the rug weaving class.  It was much easier to do the setup this time.

I am really liking this loom.  I was much more relaxed with the process, and it made for an enjoyable weekend.

Here’s the finished piece I made.

Compared with the one from last time.

first one; second one

They are offering an intermediate class in April that I plan on attending to learn more skills.

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.

Michelle

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.)

C & M Acres

23 Jul

Shortly after Llenny was sheared, I made a trip to the nearby town of Maxwell.

Llenny

Llenny

There is a place there called C & M Acres, which is an alpaca farm.

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They took his fleece and will wash it and turn it into roving.  Then I’ll be able to sell the roving at the farmer’s market or on my website.  I have to say, this really made me want to find a lady llama for Llenny.

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Alpaca Cria_3789ew

Crias are adorable!

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