Last year this time I was in the middle of running Warp A Weaver – an Indiegogo Fundraiser created to fund my attendance at Vävstuga‘s first Väv Immersion Class. I happily raised %33 of the total amount and took out a soon-to-be-paid loan for the remaining fees. Contributor’s were offered a perk/gift in exchange for their financial gifts. The gifts ranged from handwoven cottolin dish clothes and tea towels to piano and voice lessons.
A few daring souls signed up for the weave your own dish cloth opportunity. This was the best deal offered during my fundraiser – @ 3 hours of weaving, instruction and materials all for the same price as the pre-woven dish cloth. Though only five people chose this gift, it was my favorite, as it allowed me to share my love of weaving.
The perks/gifts were woven in my studio on beautiful Swedish handcrafted Glimåkra looms and hemmed on the old featherweight sewing machine my grandmother gave me years ago. Today I popped the last of these gifts into the mail. I smile in anticipation knowing that for many of these recipients, it will be the first handwoven item in their home. And with a bit of luck, it will not be their last!