This morning took me back into the city, with an invitation of a friend to the Handweavers and Spinning Guild in Carlton North. It was their Open Day and a lovely time spent with like minded people viewing their weaving. Chatting, trying out a loom with a lovely group of ladies who made all feel very welcome.
Demonstrations of Tapestry Weaving, Band Weaving and the Japanese braid technique of Kumihimo.
There is a lot more to it than just threading a shuttle through warps of wool, if this terminology is correct!!!. Very technical, but I managed to understand the process with the help of Jeanette and a fellow weaver.
I had a lesson on this loom.
Jeanette's intricate pattern of Band Weaving.
I found the process fascinating.
The initial start of Tapestry Weaving.
I spoke at great lengths to this weaver about her piece.
We swapped ideas of using paper and linen threads.
Back into the city, I always enjoy looking up ...... you never know what you may see.