2022 Summer Weaving Challenge: Week Three, "Teach Someone To Weave/About Weaving"
I stole this challenge from our 2019 Summer Weaving Challenge because it was my favorite one. Participants went all out, teaching partners, friends and even strangers how to weave. I'm of the mind that this world can always use a bit of weaving evangelism. I'm amazed at how often I tell people what I do for a living and am met with blank stares. Weaving? Looms? Huh?
If you're a beginner weaver you may be shaking your head right now. "I can barely weave myself, how am I supposed to teach someone else?" Fair. Fair. But I suspect you know a lot more about weaving than you think and I bet you have someone in your life who would love to learn more about your new interest. And there are always kids. What child doesn't want to try out weaving?
Here's the challenge: Teach someone to weave or about weaving. This could mean simply teaching your husband about tapestry (and why it's not the same as weaving fabric) or finally showing your best friend the basics of weaving beads. You could set up on a bench in your local park and talk to passersby when you're inevitably asked what you're making. Maybe you want to give your grandson his first weaving lesson or show a stranger how to warp a loom. Put yourself out there. Share your passion. Have fun.
We can't wait to hear how it went!
We hope you have fun with this challenge! When you're finished with it, we encourage you to post pictures on social media! On Instagram and Facebook, use the hashtag #summerweavingchallenge on your public posts. You can also email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) pictures and lessons from the challenge. We will share some of these in the coming weeks!
Remember, Summer Weaving Challenge awards will be given based on participation and achievements, so let us know what you're working on (via email or on social media, as noted above) if you want to be considered for one of the amazing prizes (including a 12" Loom and goodies from some of our amazing partners like Rebecca Mezoff's "Introduction to Tapestry Weaving" class, a tote bag from Gist Yarn and some SoftTouch wire by SoftFlex.) at the end of the summer!