In July we had a woman visit who learned to weave at school in her native Sri Lanka. She knew all about the flying shuttle and told us about weaving with silk. Folks were in recently from Kerala state in India and Abyssinia (Ethiopia) who had also grown up with handweavers using a flying shuttle. Many have told me this summer about seeing weaving on their travels Laos, Bolivia, Bhutan, Guatemala and Swaziland. A few people even got to try it on simple looms. I feel so honored to have this contact with weaving and textiles from all over the world.