Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yesterday, I attended the Tablet Weaving Workshop with John Mullarkey (Malarky Crafts, St. Louis, MO) sponsored by the Bloomington Spinners & Weavers Guild held in the Fountain Square Mall Atrium in Bloomington, IN.
There were nine students and I had a blast. It was so much fun learning the basics of tablet/card weaving and looking at all of the samples John has woven. Not to mention spending time with my friends from the guild.
Did you know that you can actually make fabric using the tablet weaving method; the jacket he was wearing was gorgeous and the fabric had been made using card weaving on a beamed loom. Personally I thought tablet weaving was like Inkle weaving and only for making straps, belts and lanyards. I learned.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

So today I submitted my final assignment for the first college course toward my BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology (BSBA-IT). I am glad to have it over, this first class has been tough on me. I didn't realize just how out of shape for learning I truly was until I tried to do homework. Colorado Technical University (CTU) Online has been very helpful and Dr. John Cote, my marketing professor, has been great; but still having to come home from work everyday and dive into reading assignments and homework has been driving me nuts. I don't remember it being this hard when I got my Associate Degree in Computing Programming some twenty years ago. Maybe I am just getting old! Or maybe it's because the last time I was a full-time student and this time I am a full-time worker and part-time student. Either way I now have two-weeks off from school and fun stuff to look forward to such as a Tablet Weaving Workshop in Saturday the 26th of March and CampKIP starting on the 6th of April. Woo-hoo!