It was also a great teaching experience for me, too. We had a fluid group of people coming and going throughout the afternoon with a great range of ages and levels of exposure to weaving and handwork activities. I got to practice explaining and demonstrating 'how to start' and 'what is twining'. It was funny to see how my dancer analogy worked like a charm with one young girl; and was a dismal flop with the two independently-minded middle aged women beside her. Joy, Todd, Sharon and I also had a good laugh towards the end when we realized that each one of us had been showing a different way of finishing the rims -- "if you get four basket weavers in a room, you'll get five different opinions on how to finish your basket".
I found that it was a good idea to bunch people into mini groups for starting, rather than starting people individually; also, it would have been good if I had remembered to break down the twining process into numbered steps for some folks: "one: the leader rests; two: the active weaver jumps over the leader and behind the next spoke; three: the active weaver jumps back to the front of the spoke; and then back to step one: the leader rests".