My Basic Weaving class started last night and I can tell that I'm really going to love it. The pace is perfect for me and the instructor is excellent. We started to warp our looms with a 3/2 cotton. After my first two homespun wool projects I did at home, the yarn from the class felt so soft and fine. I figured I'd be weaving with all of my thick woolly homespun, and that's okay, but I'd also like to make more delicate weavings.
Today I headed out for a walk in the neighborhood and decided to stop by Value Village on Capitol Hill. After my quick check for looms and spinning wheels (I never see any) I wondered over to the yarn that hangs in plastic bags on the wall. Instead of the usual polyester grandma left-overs I found tons of gorgeous silk, soy silk, and Seacell yarn. Perfect for weaving!
This blue skein was marked $37.50---wow! I got it for a buck. The garnet colored soy silk skeins above were $15. each--I got 7 skeins. I spent a total of $18. The retail price of these skeins is over $800! My son thought I should sell it on Ebay, but no way--this is my chance to work with these new (to me) yarns.
The Thrift Store Gods have Blessed me!