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February 21, 2021 / weavingschool

What I’ve been doing during the pandemic

I’m one of the lucky ones who has had both vaccines for Covid 19. Yes, I feel guilty, but at least I can take care of any family who (hopefully never) becomes ill. They are all science believers so are following CDC guidelines. My children grew up in Atlanta within walking distance of the CDC and were all fortunate to have an excellent science program at their high school. 
So what have I been doing during the pandemic? Some days I’m still caught by Michelle Obama’s comments when she talked about low level pandemic depression. My productivity level still comes and goes. I’ve had to change paths like so many others. Two things have helped. Being freed from commitments has allowed me make just for the sake of learning instead of continuing to make samples for teaching.
Taking on line classes is the second thing that is keeping me going. My felting techniques dictionary has greatly expanded during this time. I’ve been able to make things I’ve been trying to figure out how to do for a number of years. Now I’m in the middle of my first formal color class for weavers. I’m learning how to be more intentional in my color choices instead of pulling things from my stash just because they “look good” together. It’s definitely harder to work this way, but in the long run it will be well worth the effort. I’m already solving puzzles and understanding why some things come out less than spectacular.
Here are a few of my favorites from the many classes:

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  1. AdventuresInFelt / Feb 22 2021 3:38 am

    You have some very interesting felts here. I did the same lantern class with RuFelt Online. It would be nice to credit the people where you did the classes and so others can learn too.

    • weavingschool / Feb 22 2021 8:03 am

      I’m still amazed at that lantern. I never would have figured it out without the RuFelt ladies. I put the web sites in the links part of my post and they seemed to show up when I checked. This morning however, I’m not seeing them so will add them into the body of the post. Thank you for letting me know about this. I was hoping to encourage other felters to try something new.

      • AdventuresInFelt / Feb 22 2021 10:19 am

        I am a big fan of the Russians as they are so innovative. 🙂

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