The second class I signed up to take was a series of 4 hand loom weaving class 1 a week each class being 4 hours long, I will never be a weaver. However I did learn how to do some basic weaving and I loved the colors of the yarns. Our Czech instructor, Marketa, was very good and so very patient! As our class was both expat and Mexican nationals she was able to switch from English to Spanish with no problems. With one more class I am sure I will not go on to the next series of classes...Of the two friends I went with, I think one will be going on as she was very, very good at it.
|Here I am working the small hand loom|
|I had a back ache from leaning forward!|
We were introduced to the materials by our Maya teacher Pablo, who although he did not speak any English managed to get his ideas across. His wife prepared the vines that he has harvested out in the Yucatan jungle, They were a very pliant fresh vine so they were easy to use.
|Pablo, our Maya instructor|
|His wife prepares the vines|
|My first basket|
|Holding the caldero|
|But Kiwi thinks that it's for him|
I had a great time working on my basket. It ended up to be large and I was really pleased with look of it.
|My large basket made with the additions of sisal accents|