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Hello everyone! My name is Peggy Avina, from Bisbee Arizona on the southeast border of Az with Mexico. I am registered for Saturday‘s class, which will be 10am here. Yay!! I also went to SWW in 2019 with 3 other girlfriends <3. Was my first time but not to be my last:) I am new to rigid heddle weave as well and have only made a few straight weave napkins and scarves. Looking forward to learning pattern techniques!! See you all very soon:)
I am Kat Oliver, from Central Virginia in the USA. I have a small sheep farm, raising 53 Shetland mostly and a few Gotland and crosses. I have had a farm business on the side for nearly 20 years as I did other work from owning a yarn shop, then owning a wholesale hand dyed yarn business to working as a travel agent. Now forced into "retirement" from the travel biz due to covid, doing the farm business full time selling yarn developed from my sheep, along with patterns, kits, Landscapes dyes and my Shepherd's Socks knitted on a sock machine using my sheep's wool. My hubby is now partnering with me on a new venture, hosting a private campsite on our farm through a company called Tentrr.
I mostly spin, knit, embroider and sew, but have dabbled in weaving. I do have a 4 harness floor loom but have not gotten past my 1st project on it: the dish towels that are still sadly waiting to be finished. I really do want to weave so thought if I could get a smaller loom and learn some techniques, that could get me going. So I recently bought a rigid heddle loom and had just stained it along with the stand, then saw this class in the wool week selection. Meant to be! Looking forward to it. I am in the Tuesday class. (Side note...I am doing this in between 2 fiber festivals I am vending at; one on Sep 25-26 and one Oct 2-3...but did not want to miss this!)
Hi there! My name is Helen and I'm from (currently not so) sunny Western Australia. I'm doing Emma's Saturday 25th class as it happens at 7pm local time (I hope). This is the first time I've managed to score the class I wanted for SWW. My first attempts were for 2019's 10th anniversary but I had a dodgy internet connection and limited time. Thus I got twined knitting and some social events and not much more (yes I went to Shetland. Woohoo!)
I'm a newbie weaver with a relatively unused rigid heddle and stand, purchased while I was still working with money coming in. I've been retired for 4 years (where has the time gone?) and still not really tackled this area of fibre craft although I do a lot of spinning and knitting - you can find me on Ravelry as FurrywithRuffles, I moderate our local group.
Great to meet everyone and looking forward to this session!