Avril Loreti on the left, Jessica Brousseau on right....they are elated because they have just completed their projects and you can see the video below. Avril created a doubleweave blanket and Jess wove 2 beautiful alpaca scarves which they are both wearing like an umbilical cord! So cute! Avril will be at the One of Kind Show.http://www.oneofakindshow.com/toronto/index.php...be sure to check out her booth at P4. While your are there you'll also want to see other weavers: Silo Weavers (G10), String Theory (V4) and Lucille Crighton (G4)
Avril Loreti with her blanket
Wanting to sew your woven fabric? At $7 per hour, someone will assist you in doing that, providing you with all the technical assistance you need at The Workroom in Toronto. If you don't want to sew it, ask Rosalyn ....who has been taking our weaving classes and works there, and she'll sew your woven cloth into whatever garment you want (for a fee of course!) Go to http://www.theworkroom.ca/ or contact Rosalyn Faustino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent projects cut off looms by Jessica Brousseau and Avril Loretti.
Recently Toronto Weaving School received a yarn balance (shown below), a donation from Sylvia Ptak. A yarn balance is useful when you have a yarn for which you have no information i.e.no idea how many yards per lb, a number which is required when planning out weaving projects. Rebecca Mezoff writes a humourous account of how to use it complete with pictures. http://rebeccamezoff.blogspot.ca/2013/10/yarn-balance.html.
A yarn balance, photo credit, Rebecca Mezoff
Weaving resources, links and happenings
Textile Museum of Canada: How to make a carpet November 20-24 2013
Rosalyn Faustino sends this inspiring link to an American weaving resource: http://weavinghand.org/
26 knitters loom scarves in this ebook resource:
Monday morning class.