I'm glad to find this group. I'm a deacon in the Episcopal church; I live in northern California. A move to our retirement home took us too far away from the parish where I was assigned - actually, we've changed dioceses - and after 9 months of a reverse commute to church (3 hours one way), I just submitted my resignation from that parish.
I worked for a very long time in corporate training, organizational development, and education. A few years ago I started studying midwifery and am getting ready to sit for the national exam. Weaving? Totally new. At a conference last year, a woman brought some Ashford RH looms for us to play with, and I was hooked. This week, a 32 Harp arrived, and I'm anxiously awaiting a yarn delivery <scanning horizon for signs of the UPS truck>. We live an a remote area and there is only one LYS within a 1.5 hour drive.
After I get familiar with the loom and we survive the first couple of projects, I want to make a set of vestments for the parish I just left. Chasuble, dalmatic, priest stole, deacon stole, and a parament of some size or other. I have some time to chew on it, but would like to have them ready for next Pentecost season. I have some fabric strips woven for me by people in "my" Sierra Leonean villages in the Jawei Chiefdom there. (I ran a non-profit that taught women to provide maternity care. Economy knocked us out of existance.) And this parish supported our work there very lovingly, so I want to include that fabric as well.....
Anyway, I'll be lurking and watching for ideas, and asking questions as I get into the planning and working of this project.