I have been weaving samples for some new cushions, preparing for the forthcoming Waddow Weekend of Weaving next month and generally finishing off items for an Online Guild workshop-UFO's, or "Unfinished Objects"-a great idea for a new year project before embarking on new ventures.
So, here is a picture of my newly finished socks, including a nice shot of Tess's paw-she would not move out of the way-what a poser.
Exciting things planned for this year:
On February 7th I will be teaching another felt making workshop at Bridie's shop, Fine Yarns in Horwich. It is fully booked with a waiting list, and another date will soon be decided upon. This time, we shall be making a three-dimensional felt bowl.
My application is in for Woolfest, and I should hear in couple of weeks whether or not I have been selected this year.
20th-22nd of February is the Waddow Weekend! I can't wait! A reunion of last year's group together with a few new faces.
In May I am off to take part in the Weaving with Echo and Iridescence workshop with Marian Stubenitsky in the Dordogne for a week-well, somebody has to do it you know....
It will be the third Follow the Thread textiles event at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum in July and there are a couple of other workshop opportunities in the pipeline over the summer.
In September I take over the tutoring of the Loom Weaving course at Alston Hall. Scary but exciting!
Lots of other plans too, plus my usual weaving classes in the weaving shed.
I feel like a really bad penpal who is only just getting in touch after a long silence!!