After a good nights sleep at the Benvenuto Bed and Breakfast, I woke up refreshed and ready.
|This place is comfy and adorable!|
|The trees are already in bloom.|
And the studio has quite a view. A great place to be weaving as the tide goes in and out.
I met a handful of lovely people today who came to weave and explore the possibilities of weaving. I realize that I have missed working within a studio atmosphere such as this one. I learn so much by being around other people...
Julie explored making tassels, using puffs of wool roving, incorporating a handmade sweater, and making "dingle dangles". She was inspired by some of the images that she had found on Pinterest.
|A great use for that sweater!|
Laura and her daughter Kamille were focused and very productive. Laura is a writer and enjoys the improvisational nature of Saori weaving.
Lynn was working on a clasped warp. I had learned this technique when weaving the weft, but not for the warp. It is certainly something that I want to experiment with myself while I am here.
I prepared a warp today with blues, tan, brown, and white. Colors that felt right for today being right by the water. I also wove a piece of fabric using yarn that was made out of fabric scraps from saris. It is a playful and colorful piece.
After a lovely day working in the studio, Terri and I went to the Victoria Butterfly Garden. It is a magical place full of butterflies and one very friendly parrot. What a great first day!