Weddings have been on my mind for the last month. I've been reading about traditional Catholic wedding music, impediments to marriage, etc., etc., etc.
But I wasn't thinking about that at all when I visited the Upstairs Studio website to find information on weaving classes for Emma. It's something we've been planning for at least two years but I always put off because it's 4 8-hour days in La Porte, TX. After I got the information I was looking for, I followed a link to the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (CHH) site. We had a CHH family membership the first year that Emma got her spinning wheel, but we quit going to meetings when it became a conflict with choir practice in Dickinson. We really enjoyed those meetings, though, and so I was eager to see what had been going on. I found something that I did not expect, a link to a blog about weaving the fabric for a daughter's wedding dress! It's silk and has to be ready by June 25. The weaver, DeeDee, planned to do this whenever her soon-to-be-married daughter, Sara, was first born. She started in January this year. It's something I can imagine Emma or Emily G. doing for their daughters.
Since Emma doesn't have a daughter yet, or a husband for that matter, she has plenty of time to perfect her technique.