Stitches West was a treat again this year. I enjoy seeing friends, catching up with previous students, meeting new people and teaching weaving. My classes were sold out so I'm delighted there is continuing interest in learning to weave! My friend Julie Kornblum attended Stitches for the first time and helped me set up and warp the looms before class as well as pack them up after my classes ended. No matter how much fun it is to teach, it really is a tremendous amount of work getting ready for classes. Julie and I worked for about 5 hours getting the equipment ready for class.
|Julie warping looms|
|The room is ready!|
I also got to do a demonstration in the Craftsy booth. I'm continually impressed with Craftsy.com. They are such a pleasure to work with and offer such great classes! If you haven't checked out my class yet, you can still get 50% off by entering the code www.craftsy.com/rhdj
It was over a week ago since I got home from Stitches West and I've been working hard since then. The trip home from Santa Clara was lovely as we came down Highway 1 along the coast so I could visit The Coast Gallery in Big Sur. They have been selling my handwoven rayon chenille scarves for several years and it's always fun to stop in and say hello. And a new manager started on January 1, so I wanted to meet him. This is a great gallery and a beautiful place to stop if you're driving on the Coast Highway.
|Coming down the coast.|
During the past week, I've been working on some patterns. Within a couple of weeks, some of my patterns will be available on line at Patternfish and Craftsy through Yarnworker Patterns. This is an exciting endeavor! More information to come....