I’m back!!!

Posted by Lisa on October 15th, 2005 — Posted in Activities

So, I hear that I have been lax in my blog duties, I apologize. Now that I’m back in Chile, let the blog postings begin! I relaxed my first couple of days back, kinda hibernated. On Friday, I ventured out. I went to a traditional weaving class hosted at my friend Joanna’s house. There, a woman came form a neighboring town (Chipelca?) to teach us how to weave. Apparently this weaving process has been passed down from generation to generation in her family with no modernized updates. They use all natural products, and make everything themselves. She is involved in the entire process from shearing the sheep, to creating the yarn, to dying it with natural elements-, like cactus juice, bugs, flowers, herbs, etc. It was a wonderful class, and I look forward to more. In November I get to travel to this town, and watch the dying process. I can’t wait. Here are a couple of pics from the class, and of my beginning weaving project. I think it will be a wall hanging, though apparently I will be able to make purses, placemats, and more. Hmmm, maybe i’ll make some christmas presents!!

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6 Comments

Comment by Heidi

That sounds like a really cool class!

Posted on October 15, 2005 at 7:25 pm

Comment by Ali

Hey Lisa! Great blog- I’m so jealous! It was great to see you last weekend, and thanks for giving me stuff to read at work.

Posted on October 17, 2005 at 9:14 am

Comment by Cara Resig

This looks so cool and definitely would make for good xmas presents. I’m so jealous of all the new things you get to experience, keep it up and don’t forget that Es hora que tu aprendas algo de EspaƱol! ; )

Posted on October 17, 2005 at 9:38 am

Comment by Laura Greves

Wow, how fun and exciting! Reminds me of the beginnigs of crocheting. ha ha ha. What fun that turned out to be. Look at us now!!! I’m sure Steve misses the opportunity to wear his scarf. :> Luv & miss ya. ps 118 down :> you know what that means. :>

Posted on October 17, 2005 at 5:07 pm

Comment by Anne Marie

Yeah for arts and crafts! Maybe when you move back home you’ll be an expert and can hold ‘weaving parties’ and teach us all how to make wall hangings!

It was great seeing you last week.

Posted on October 18, 2005 at 9:01 am

Comment by Mom

Lisa, I agree with Cara, about the presents. Placemats would be so terrific!
Keep smiling!
Love mom

Posted on October 18, 2005 at 7:08 pm

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