I can’t help the pun. “Dangerous weather” was the class theme for our weaving project. We started around the beginning of November and it literally took a month to finish an 8x10” piece. Weaving can be deceiving - as soon as you make progress, the wool packs down and you have to keep at it. It was very challenging because the copper pipe looms were awkward and after a while it became easier to just sit down on the floor and weave. A few other classmates did tornadoes and they all turned out pretty cool! A tornado is probably the most dangerous weather you can find on the prairies, although a good snowstorm is plenty scary. I lived in Edmonton when the 1987 tornado came through town. It sure wasn't a little wind funnel :S
The nice thing about this class was that we got to sample a bit of everything. Weaving was definitely my favourite. I really love being able to use a variety of colours, and the surface can be embellished with beads and embroidery as well. There’s a lot of potential and I’m thinking I may get an inexpensive table top loom to see how much farther I can go. Jane gave us a handout on mounting small tapestries and I have yet to decide how I will mount mine. So much schoolwork often just ends up in a portfolio that it should get up on the walls!