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I work with knitters, teaching techniques which enhance their enjoyment of their craft and which inspire them to challenge themselves with their chosen projects.
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I took a workshop a few weekends ago on band weaving. My instructor Trish LaPointe talked about how bands were an important part of life in earlier times because there were no zippers to hold things together. Babies were swaddled with bands holding the wrap in place, bands were used to carry things and keep stuff together. […]
The people one meets at these events are really the whole point: deepening relationships with those you already know, and striking new friendships. I feel lucky whenever I go back to teach a group more than once, because I love to get to know my students. In this case, I felt closer to the inhabitants […]