Many hands made it possible to finish – although we did have to weave into the night on Saturday to stay on track. Many of the participants had no previous weaving experience, and it was exciting to watch them experience the magic of weaving cloth for the first time.
Here’s a picture of Mel weaving the header band using an inkle loom and warping board, clamped side by side to a table:
for a result that could only be called “tooty fruity”! The multi-color yarn could have been alarming, but the black warp toned it down and made a truly dramatic shawl. Here’s a close up:
And here’s Ercil modeling the finished shawl: