As you can see in the picture below, I really enjoyed teaching the halter making workshop at this year's BreyerWest.
|photo by Sandra Gibson|
The first part of the class was devoted to preparing the lace. This is hard, messy work...
and there was a little bit of bloodshed.
Still, nearly everyone figured it out pretty quickly.
I invited the class to come up to my table for a demonstration of advanced techniques. These included stitch marking, hole punching, rolled throatlatches, tongue buckles and roller buckles.
Some of the more ambitious students were able to take this information and put it to immediate use. Cece...and Mandy's halters had rolled throatlatches...
and Amanda's featured a rolled throatlatch and tongue buckles. So awesome!
Some people finished their halters in record time,
others took a little longer...
but in the end,
everyone went home with a finished halter.
And I think we all had fun, too.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this workshop, and also to Leah Koerper, for her invaluable hands on assistance and amazing problem solving skills. You all are the best!