13 May, 2013
Products of Demos
Here are the products of three public demonstrations of fibre arts: yarn spun in two hours at a farmers' market, yarn spun in four hours at a museum, and a strap woven for as long as I felt like it at a festival. That turned out to be a short amount of time, maybe an hour at the most. I was in a mood to sit down and talk but the weaver-tensioned setup prevented me from doing that. I was standing up with my warp tied to a fixed object in an awkward spot away from people.
I expected that people would take photos of me weaving but they didn't. Not sure why. Maybe tablet weaving doesn't draw the eye like a drop spindle in motion. And of course, I was in the awkward spot and I wasn't at official festival booth looking like a person worthy of notice.