Learning to Weave

This past weekend I took a frame loom weaving workshop at Enamel with artist Hillary Bird. I had finally met Hillary at the NUUFORM launch party after being only Instagram acquaintances before then. She is a friendly and enthusiastic fiber artist and it was such a pleasure being able to learn from her!

 One of Hillary's weavings up in Enamel. 

One of Hillary's weavings up in Enamel. 

I follow many weavers on Instagram (such as Maryanne Moodie, The Unusual Pear, and JuJuJust to name a few) and it was fun for me to finally understand their process! This was the first workshop that I have taken at Enamel and I am happy to say that it was totally worth the $60 class fee. I came away with so much information I didn't have before and all the tools to continue my weaving and to make many more in the future! Hillary was a fabulous teacher and I left the workshop with a weaving that I then finished the next day. 

 Hillary showing us how it's done! 

Hillary showing us how it's done! 

Hillary brought yarn from her own stash for us to choose from for our compositions. I realized that this technique would be such a great way to use up yarn that isn't enough yardage to start a new NUUFORM top. I found that with weaving, unlike knitting, a little bit goes a long way!

It was great to meet some new people interested in craft in Saint Louis. The class was full and everyone approached the weaving differently. It was fun to see everyone's progress. 

 Angela Malchionno with her weaving

Angela Malchionno with her weaving

 My first ever finished weaving

My first ever finished weaving

Thank you to Enamel and Hillary for a great Saturday afternoon! 

xox

Rachel