On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I attended a Tartan Weaving workshop led by Melissa Weaver-Dunning. Before class we warped our individual looms. Everyone picked their own tartan pattern. In the workshop we worked round robin sampling each others warp. This was a wonderful opportunity to work on different looms.
Melissa Weaver-Dunning is sitting at the second loom on the left.Beth Wilson, the president of the Blue Ridge Spinners & Weavers, is working on my loom which is the first loom on the right.After cutting the sample tartans off the looms we put them on the table in piles sorted by weaver.Melissa did a talk on the origins of tartan patterns as well as a session on designing a tartan warp. I loved the class and now I'm hooked on tartans.
Here are 4 of the 13 samples. Click on any picture to enlarge.