beginners "period" projects
In my local group, not many people weave, besides some who tablet weave. I'd like to introduce those who are interested to floor loom weaving and I have a portable, 4-shaft loom that I think we could use. My plan is that we calculate, warp, thread etc togheter as a group, and then the loom will circulate between the members of this study group, so that each person get a good sized piece of fabric from this exercise.
My first thought was to warp it up with cottolin (because it's cheap, and I like it as a beginner's warp), and then each person can chose weft, linen or what they want, and maybe we can all get a dish towel or napkin to use at events.
Do you think this could be a good introduction to weaving? Do you have any ideas of easy projects that will still be of more use than just a regular sample? I like the idea that they will be able to use and show off their weaving - maybe that will make even more people interested.
Any ideas or commets are greatly appreciated!