This was the work area that I created. This tiny little Gilmore Gem is something that Mr Gilmore himself made, and I'm grateful to Jeanne for sharing it with me so I could participate in this workshop. It is so tiny that it walked and I kept telling Gayle, the weaver set up in front of me, that she was in danger of being rear ended.
One of the last weave structures we did was deflected weft. I didn't have anything dramatic and Melissa decided I needed to use the Robyn's sari silk that she had offered to the class. That's dramatic!
I had taken this skein of handspun to show Melissa how it turned out - raspberry, teal and gold. She insisted that I not relegate it to a hat - she thinks I need to weave a panel of deflected weft and then take it from there. We'll see.
I handed Cathy my camera and asked her to please take a picture of me with Robyn. I want a record of my connection with this fabulous woman. I am so fortunate to have this workshop at this stage of my weaving journey. I can read drafts - finally!
Today is my birthday and the weather handed me a perfect day. I cannot remember a more lovely day in October in years. I have several advance copies, thanks to my book club connection to Random House, and today I started Chris Bohijalian's newest book. I have so many to chose from but this one swept me right in.
Honestly, I cannot think how it could get any better than this. Happy birthday to meeeeee.
Snow and chocolate
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