The first weaving class was very interesting. When we first arrived, we watched a slideshow about the different types of textiles, the difference between knits and wovens, and the different weaving techniques. After watching the slideshow, the new weavers went over to their looms and tried out some simple patterns, while the more advanced weavers set up their looms and choose a pattern for their piece. Some of the weaving patterns used were: plain weave, twill (they use it to make pants), and basket weave.
After the class was over, the advanced weavers got to take their looms home to work on the project during the weeks following the meeting. Weaving is a very fun project, and it is nice to be able take the looms home. The project is also very interesting because we learn how clothes were made before the industrial revolution.