I kind of have a new hobby now. Just what I needed... Great...
I took a tapestry weaving class in Brooklyn this past weekend taught by Maryann Moodie, and it was fantastic! I highly recommend it to anyone who's nearby and thinking of taking up weaving. I'd toyed with the idea of teaching myself like I did with knitting and quilting, but I couldn't find a lot of information about it aside from a book, so I thought the class was a good idea. And I was right! So, so, so glad I went :)
The three hours flew by, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Gorgeous flowers, yummy baked goods and mimosas (I didn't partake but I was told they were delish), plus you're surrounded by people who are interested in the same thing as you are! I made a few new friends too, which was so lovely :) We played a game of Guess Who's The Oldest At This Table and as usual, I nailed it. Should've put some money on that hahaha!
Look at this gorgeousness by Maryann! Inspiration and something to work toward! She had quite a few pieces hanging in the class space but I think this was my favourite of them all.
I got hooked immediately, and I spent that night in the hotel weaving away till the wee hours. And when I came home, that's the first thing I did after I cooked dinner lol Can you say... Obsessive???
My sister (she actually wanted this one but I think I've got to keep my first piece!) and a couple of friends have already ordered pieces lol I've still got a lot to learn and need to get better before I get to that... I'm super impatient with stuff like that and I just want to get better NOW NOW NOW. I dove head first into quilting, so I'm guessing there'll be a yarn explosion in my studio shortly :)