I’m Finished…!!

I must say that I love teaching these classes…. but I think next time I decide to teach a class I will make sure that I don’t have 3 months worth of work making all the things necessary to teach it…lol 

Have finally finished all 15 looms.. written, edited and printed the  booklet.. made 150 weights and  put together all the packets for each student and have done so much tablet weaving making samples to show what can be done with the weaving that my husband decided to buy me spinning wheels to get me away from the loom..lol…

The weights took more time than I had planned… perhaps because I would get a little frustrated when sewing those small little pouches and knew that I had so many more to go… ;o)   At 10 cards per student and 15 students..that 150 bags…

I found that these bags can be filled with almost anything that will give the proper weight.  I used rice… but found that some of the bags were not as heavy as I needed.. so I added pennies!  And.. did you know that a 2 ounce fishing weight costs $2.00?!!!  I almost fell over.  I had planned on using fishing weights…but didn’t really want to spend $300.00 on weights for this class!   Actually.. $35.00 in pennies would have been cheap enough and I wouldn’t have had to worry about rice spills or the weights getting wet.. ahhh.. live and learn.. ;o)

Ready to go.. ;o)   If you are anywhere near Sherman, TX on the 19th of June, drop into the Red River Historical Museum between 9:30 and 12:30 and join us… We’d love to have you!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend…

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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7 Responses to I’m Finished…!!

  1. babytyche08 says:

    Great Job on the designs they look great. They are good enough to be sold at the market.

  2. LynnM says:

    The bands are beautiful! I still have to try tablet weaving, but have been there when it comes to classes and lectures that take lots of samples and prep work.

  3. Bety says:

    WOW!! I wish I was one of your students. I just got a book on card weaving and am going to be experimenting real soon. Can you tell me what are the weights for?

  4. Marianne Duncan-Hanks says:

    I’m Marianne, Linda’s trusty friend who is honored to assist her in her classes. (As if this talented lady needs any help!) Its such a blessing for ME as I get to watch and learn from her firsthand. It was so much fun watching the ladies enjoy their first tries on a card weaving loom. Believe me, the watch bands and Linda’sother work you see here on her blog are more beautiful in person.! Reading your entires, I wish all of you here could join us in our next class.

  5. Heather says:

    This post, plus your one with the tablet weaving video on 24 August 2009, has inspired me to make my own tablets for weaving and complete a simple design 45 cm long. It was a good challenge and fun. And to think that two months ago I didn’t even know tablet weaving existed!

  6. Sharen St. John says:

    When is your card weaving class coming to the Brandon, Fl super JoAnn store. This looks like a wonderful class.

  7. Janzo says:

    Aside from cost, fishing weights are made of LEAD! After reading the package warnings about handling, I decided that wasn’t an option. (Although, you COULD wrap each one in a rubber balloon.. !)

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