Dianne Yelton in her light filled weaving studio in Londonderry, Vermont. Dianne has been weaving since fifth grade and has a wide breadth of knowledge when it comes to all things weaving. Our first lesson lasted 3 hours, and we covered the basic anatomy of a loom and went over helpful resources such as books and weaving guilds for me to follow up on. We also started a small scarf to get my feet wet with the basics. I learned to measure and cut warp thread for our scarf on a warping board. Next week we will warp the loom and perhaps I'll be able to start weaving in the weft yarn. Diane was kind enough to let me take photographs of her studio, and I have included a few below. Her sweetheart of a golden retriever, Copper, was also on hand to keep us company :)
I am planning to chronicle the process of learning to weave on the blog, so feel free to follow along with me!