I traveled to Festival of Maidens this past weekend. I unfortunately don't have much to mention about the event. It has been a busy month so it was a unanimous decision, between my carpool buddy and I, to sleep late and take our time arriving on site. It was early afternoon when we arrived. My friend Kuji taught a class on Asian Divination that I sat in on. He did a great job giving a quick overview of the various styles of divination used throughout Asia. Most of the techniques explained in class I was familiar with, but did not know the details of. After the class I spent most of my time with good friends, having good food. I had made several onigiri (rice balls) the night before to bring to the event. There was more than plenty for me. Being the hospitable miko that I am, I offered onigiri to others. They seemed to be a bit hit. I will have to remember to make those for next time.
My 'Baby' Inkle Loom
After sharing lunch, I worked with my tiny inkle loom. Our local shire is making donations of trim for two different projects. Before recently, I did not know a thing about weaving but wanted to help with the project. Her Ladyship Elaine Ladd has been gracious enough to walk me through the basics of weaving with this particular loom. Since then, it has been very addictive. There's nothing like having something to do with your hands while sitting at events or on those long drives, well at least with this mini loom. Other looms you probably couldn’t get away with using in a car. If so, they are very talented. I was rather amused at people who were just tickled by the size of the baby loom. I even had one young lady ask to take a photo of it.