Edmonton workshops

Drove to Edmonton last week to give fingerweaving workshops for the folks of Fort Edmonton as well as St. Albert.

Such eager and apt students! It was a pleasure to see people learn so quickly. We started out with the ‘make a friendship bracelet’ project.

Make a Friendship Bracelet

Make a Friendship Bracelet

They quickly proceeded to other patterns, more threads:

Students vary the basic pattern

Students vary the basic pattern

The next step was mastering the ‘advanced technique’. This is done working on the ‘diagonal stripe’ pattern.

Students try the advanced technique while learning the diagonal stripe pattern.

Students try the advanced technique while learning the diagonal stripe pattern.

The room provided by Ft Edmonton had the perfect setup, a lovely coatrack along one wall.

Before noon, the folks from St Albert had mastered the technique, and produced the beginnings of a diagonal stripe leg tie.

students and their diagonal stripe leg ties

students and their diagonal stripe leg ties

The next day we worked on patterns, changing weft within a row for vertical stripe and sawtooth, working from center to outer edge for the chevron.

Students explore a variety of patterns

Students explore a variety of patterns

Again, such a pleasure to work with keen students.

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