Drove to Edmonton last week to give fingerweaving workshops for the folks of Fort Edmonton as well as St. Albert.
Such eager and apt students! It was a pleasure to see people learn so quickly. We started out with the ‘make a friendship bracelet’ project.
They quickly proceeded to other patterns, more threads:
The next step was mastering the ‘advanced technique’. This is done working on the ‘diagonal stripe’ pattern.
The room provided by Ft Edmonton had the perfect setup, a lovely coatrack along one wall.
Before noon, the folks from St Albert had mastered the technique, and produced the beginnings of a diagonal stripe leg tie.
The next day we worked on patterns, changing weft within a row for vertical stripe and sawtooth, working from center to outer edge for the chevron.
Again, such a pleasure to work with keen students.