In addition to planting my seedlings and getting the garden ready for sowing, I'm learning to weave a warp faced pattern on my rigid heddle loom. At my spin group, Grace and Greta were my teachers (ahem. enablers extraordinaire.) The timing was perfect. I had just purchased a gift for my husband, a lapis lazuli guitar pick, and decided to make a guitar strap to give along with it.
Grace let me borrow her warping board. We picked a warped faced pattern from one of her books. Greta showed me how to read the pattern and string the warp on the board. I was going to continue the project at home and return the following week to finish and transfer it to my loom, but my car broke down, and I decided to go it alone without instruction. I managed to make it work, but, I'm not sure I did it correctly. This is something I would like to try again. It is really nice to have good friends who are also good teachers.
I hope he likes it!