All solutions are expensive of course...
|Me, in approx 2004, eagerly heading into a workshop with my table loom all prepped! I was caught being 'creative' by friend Gudie Hupfauer.|
So to that end I have been thinking of teaching but, 'true confession' time: the idea of standing at the front of a class of students terrifies me! What I would be able to do comfortably is teach one on one here at my home.
I could show the student how to do project planning, wind a warp and beam it B2F on the Louet (either floor loom or table loom) and guide them through some of the basics such as reading a draft, choosing appropriate yarns. Later we can do finishing and they can take their work home as a purposeful cloth such as a scarf or tea towel or table runner.
So that is how I envision the overall goals but as they say, the devil is in the details! Since I'm brand new to this I would like to ask 'You' that if you could be the student or teacher in this situation, what would you like to see in place?
- how long would the class session be? 2 hours, 4 hours?
- how many days or weeks?
- day time? evening? or weekend?
- ...and what to charge for my time, equipment and yarn?
- What would you add to the list? What would you like to see included if you were the student or the teacher?
Years ago I had a weaving teacher tell me that I would not be weaving anything of merit for at least the first year and hopefully, I proved her wrong! Now I'd like to help someone learn to weave and get off to a great start. I'm looking forward to your comments or you can email me directly to firstname.lastname@example.org