What is your horror story....
So, you know we all have them. No matter how much we love teaching and weaving there are always THAT class or THAT student. Let's all face our fears and relive that event for the amusement of other teachers. Keep it nice and don't name names as we are all here it make fun of ourselves more then others. I'll go first.
The very first class I ever taught was a Beginning Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom. Everything seemed to be fine until one student happened to ask for a break to visit her dog. Evidently she had left the poor thing in the car on a summer day because she "just couldn't leave him at home alone." Everyone was shocked and I couldn't just let the poor thing bake, so I said for her to bring him in side.
Now, keep in mind, I am an animal person and, big or small, I think their all wonderful, but when she walked in with this pony of a dog I knew it was going to be trouble. She made the thing lay at her feet under the table, where it tried really hard not to knock it over, but despite itself , it did, more then once.
And after all that you would think she would be a content student. No, that wouldn't be my luck. She spent the whole time talking to the dog about how she hated the yarn and she wasn't good at weaving (that was her own words, I kept telling her it took practice) all because the loom was too small or too cheap. How she was going to sell it and get a bigger better loom.
I have to add that the irony is that the bigger the rigid heddle more compounded the problems you'll have, but she thought she was exempt from the rule and said something like, "I do better on more expensive things." Ugh! If you want expensive equipment, your certainly in the right business, but if your not going to let yourself mess up on occasion your just wasting your money,
Funny thing is, I'm sure she'll be back.
Now it's your turn.....