Sunday, February 8, 2009

Chattahoochee Handweavers Open House (Photo Heavy!)

Today was the Chattahoochee Handweavers Open House in Atlanta. My knitting group went and had a great time. Most of us dabble in multiple fiber crafts and are knitters, crocheters, weavers, and spinners.

The talent on display was amazing. There were demonstrations and we could try out the different looms and such.
Inkle loom:

Kumihimo braiding (we're trying to get a class together for our group to learn this):
Bead Weaving:

Floor loom weaving:

Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving:
Tapestry Weaving:

Card Weaving:

After all this we went to eat at a wonderful little place called The Flying Biscuit. They serve excellent cathead biscuits and my organic oatmeal pancakes were delicious! They have the funkiest combinations, like shrimp grits (I hear it's really good).

I am taking the beginners card weaving class when they have it next (summer or fall). It's so interesting and creates gorgeous stuff. I want to start weaving my own dog leashes and horse halters.

I finished the second RAK dishcloth, have started on my felted computer bag, and am well on my way into the leg of the second Slippery sock. Those pics and info will be in another post.


lizzzknits said...

Beautiful. How do you have the time for it all? Oh yeah, I forgot: you are young! ;-)

Anita O said...

Wow, that weaving looks really interesting. Who knew there were so many kinds?