Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Mohair Scarf Workshop

At the end of October, our almost Master Weaver, Barb Jones gave a workshop on weaving with traditional mohair yarn.   The workshop attendees met at member Linda's studio where they learned about mohair yarn, it's qualities and the techniques needed to weave with it.

After gathering around for a short instructional lecture, the fun began.  People got to wind warps, dress their looms and head toward the finish line, which was a completed mohair scarf.

 There was a huge collection of Dorothy looms being used for this workshop.  The looms were dressed in a wide variety of colours making the scarves unique to each person.    By the end of the day, some of the scarves were off the loom and ready for wet finishing.  

Barb is a knowledgeable and interesting instructor who enables her students to succeed at the tasks at hand.  Her calm attitude, her quirky sense of humour and ease at teaching, make her a great instructor.     From the show of finished scarves at the last meeting, it was a huge success.

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