Saturday, April 10, 2010

April- Pollen Filled Days Weaving continues......

I've had a trouble getting to this site to post as I changed an e-mail address somewhere and locked myself out, but I"M BACK! Hasn't this pollen been awful this year? I'll be glad when it's finished so I can see and breathe again. I am down to three days a week transcribing for my main account so have more time to weave, YEAH!

I've been busy weaving for a show May 1st at the Jules Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University. I've been using some of my handpainted yarn for warps to weave some lighter colored scarves in purples, greens and whites. I have finished a warp of four red V-shawls and am now working on a warp of three purple v-shawls, on the last one. I had three different purples and mixed them in the warp. Each shawl will have a different weft thread of one of the three shades of purple and so far I am loving them. Mother's Day here we come! I still have orange and blue houndstooth on the littlest loom, black and white houndstooth on the Mighty Wolf (I'll never put that much warp on again)and I'm getting pretty tired of both of them but I'll have my stock ready for October. I'm am still in the learning phase of the Weavebird. I did manage to get it warped for the second time, easier than the first time but still too time consuming. I have a white bamboo warp on with a very intricate pattern and wove one pattern and then it started messing up, so I have been "unweaving" it to start over. So much fun! Can't wait to get all the kinks ironed out on this loom. I have found a group of Weavebird Owners on line so can ask questions of them when I get stuck.

Come to the Museum on May 1st. It's a Family Day with demonstrations by a quilter and potter that I know of. Betty Kimble a wonderful quilter and Jerry Brown a famous potter will be there. Last year it was inside the museum and there were some wonderful things for sale. This year we will be outside in a big tent. I rather liked being inside with the airconditioning, etc. but I think that was because it was raining and they couldn't put us outside. I'm praying for cool weather for at least that day :) Back to weaving, see you later!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January Musings

It's hard to believe I haven't posted since Thanksgiving. Christmas came and went then New Year's Eve when I had time to weave, finally, I got sick and spent the first part of the New Year in bed.

Over the last few weekends I have been able to get the looms warped. The Wolf Pup has more Orange and Blue Houndstooth scarves. I finished one today to photograph for Etsy. I've got a multi-red warp on the 45" Schacht for V-shawls. I finished the first shawl today and started a second with a very soft, fuzzy red yarn from Hobby Lobby. The Mighty Wolf is ready to be warped with black and white alpaca for 8" Houndstooth scarves. I had a brown striped warp on the Mighty Wolf and had so many problems with it I finally just "cut" my losses, literally. In another two weeks I will be able to weave on Mondays and Tuesdays. I have lots of weaving to do this year.