Remember when I fell down the Instagram rabbit hole? Well, I stumbled upon this amazing artist, and when she announced that she would be teaching a basic weaving class, I jumped at the chance and secured a spot. My class, which was held in a coffee bar in Brooklyn, was filled with an incredibly warm group of women. The excitement was palpable and I loved how open everyone was to learning something new.
Maryanne is one of the most generous, patient, and passionate teachers I've ever studied with ~ her instructions, both verbal and visual, are clear, concise, and encouraging. The atmosphere was truly one of sharing, and I think we all wished the class could have gone on for hours and hours. Another big bonus was getting to work with Tanis' hand-dyed yarns in a completely different form. I've knit with TFA yarns before and love Tanis' amazing color sensibility so to experiment with her yarns on a loom was fantastic.
My first project is going very slowly (mainly because I haven't had much time to work on it this week), but I'm enjoying weaving so much and am so excited for all the projects I want to start. As I'm sharing this with you, I'm finding that I'm having a hard time expressing what this new craft means to me but I hope, over time, I'll be able to articulate better how weaving is becoming my new very happy place.
|Me and Maryanne|