Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Busy, Busy!


  I love seeing a yarn order sorted on the table!  What a colorful sight.  It's also a great lesson in dye lots!  The color sample on the charts don't always line up exactly with the cone of yarn!!!

  Marie, Tina and I got it sorted (both 8/4 and 8/2) and labeled.  This group was boxed until we get our new shelves that are due soon.

  Jocelyn's placemats are rolling onto the cloth beam.  These will be ready for the fall sale at the beginning of November.

  Pat's clasp weft rugs are lookin' good!  For her next rug, Pat is going to use three colors.  She did some research in the Collingwood rug book, and I'm sure there will be a little sampling going on!  Stay tuned next week!!!

Susan is getting ready to wind on a rug warp.  She's already cut her blue jean strips for the weft.

Oh, thank you, Mary!

  It's been a long time since we had homemade goodies, and your brownies were fantastic!

Lou Ann is ready to put her colorful towel warp on her loom.

Carol jumped in to help her get started.

   Shirley and Marilyn hold down their side of the studio.  (Shirley's scarves have really been selling upstairs!)

  These ladies hold down their side of the studio!  Bonnie, Linda and Laura are working on towels and placemats.

  Betsy has the corner spot:  she's using a different color for weft for the last few yards of her warp.

  Tina found a broken warp thread at the back of the loom....time to fix it!

  Charlotte's been busy at home, again.  She brought in her newest scarf and placemats to sell in the shop.

Sharen is working with her adopted placemat warp....use that t-shirt knit or 8/4 bundles????  Some sampling might be helpful.

  What a wonderful gift for our library!  Sharon is getting Bonnie's books ready to go on the shelf.  There are some great books on Rep Weave.....ready to try some???

Have a good week, fiber friends!


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Sunny September


  What a lovely pre-Fall day to drive to the Center!  And, when you walk in, you discover another donation waiting for the weavers on the table!  This time it was t-shirt knit strips that had become tangled into a big blob!  

  Carol, Pat and Margi got busy!

Now....who wants to weave placemats?

Sharen  brought her wrap that she wove at home to twist the fringes.  She has volunteered to weave placemats with the t-shirt strips!  They are going to be so colorful!

  Marilyn is making headway on the friendship towels.  This red one will be great for the fall sale.

  Cheryl's towels are so attractive.  This color combo really catches the eye!

  Liz is ready to wind on her warp for an 8 harness placemat pattern.  She chose a pattern in Strickler, so we'll have to wait to see it develop.

  I wasn't going to interrupt Jocelyn again!  The last I did, she forgot where she was in the pattern!!!

  This looks nice!!!

  Bonnie's warp is sleyed and threaded.  Now...let's wind it on!!!

This will be more friendship towels.

  Susan is winding a multi-colored warp.  There are a bunch of color changes...those cones are on the floor in front of her.

  I caught Betsy mid-catch!  She's nearing the end of this warp, which will be bowl cozys.

  Talk about mid-catch!!!

  Patty cut off her towel warp, and doesn't she look excited!!!!

              That's TEN towels!!!!!!

   Linda had a library meeting, but joined us at lunch.  Those towels are looking great!

  Catch that shuttle!!!  Laura is weaving the hem on her placemat before she starts the five color weft.

  All fiber all the time.

I'm not sure here who is the teacher and who is the pupil.  Linda told me she took a class 40 years ago....maybe this is a refresher course.

The ladies finished untangling the strips, and now they are ready for a weaver to take over!  Stay tuned...

Happy Weaving Fiber Friends!!!


Tuesday, August 24, 2021



  Look at all those lovely colors!  

No...she's not planning a project.  Marie is doing inventory on the 8/4 that we have in stock.  She and Shirley are going north to see friends and make a stop at Great Northern while they are in that neck of the woods!

 Meanwhile, Shirley and Linda are taking inventory on the snacks!  Linda will be taking care of the bins while Shirley is on her trip.

  The snacks are sold to folks using the Center for classes (or us when we don't pack a lunch!)

  Jocelyn was not a happy camper when I stopped by her loom.  If I got this right, she picked up the pattern shuttle for tabby and the tabby shuttle for pattern.  Uh-oh!  Time to unweave!!!

   Lou Ann is adding more color to her towel warp...lookin' good!  Shirley and Marilyn just keep on weaving on their warps.

  Shari is still working on weaving off the warp on her rigid heddle.  

  Patty has been busy at home doing the Weave Along with Tien and Janet on Facebook.  Her napkins were amazing!  (Sorry...I didn't get a picture.)

  Linda and Laura keep that back row humming!    That's more towels and placemats for the fall sale!

  Those colors just sneak up on the warp!  

  No...she isn't frowning...just thinking!  Pat pulled files that Carl had kept about the Center.  Her kiosk project is gaining steam, and those files hold lots of information and pictures!

  Earlier this morning, Margi and Pat were cutting more blue jean strips for rugs.  

  Margi always comes up with great ideas for us.

  Welcome back to Sharen!  She needed to use the serger, and is planning on rejoining us on Tuesdays.  We're so happy to see her.

  Liz finished twisting the fringes on her scarves, and now she'll start a new project.  What are you going to weave, Liz???

  Pearl is our liaison with the Board.  The Center continues to add classes that use the space we weave in on Tuesdays.  

  Thank you, Sharon!  She continues to add books to our library that were donated by Carl and Bonnie.  What a treasure we have!

Just a note:  I ran into Anna at the Post Office...she's in town packing up her house for the move to California.  It was great getting to talk to her.

Happy Weaving!


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Hey There, Fred!


  While Fred's outer bands brought us a rainy, gray day, we were in a studio that was humming with light and energy.

  What a great day for Carol to get Rusty started on her weaving journey!  It looks like she loves yellow...so we'll see how her sampler looks when she adds her second color.

  Jocelyn is weaving her table runner using fall colors.  This started as a request from a friend that wanted a special runner.

  Pearl is getting a head start on her Blue/Green project.  The warp is on the loom and now it's time for threading.

  One thread at a time!!!  That's just what Bonnie is doing.  

  I just love those dyed warps!  Shirley is weaving another scarf on this warp.

  Tina is using a medium green for the weft on this throw.  You can see the previous one headed for the cloth beam.  What a difference!

Sharon is joining blue jean legs before she cuts them into strips for weaving.  She is planning on weaving some rugs.

  Margi and Pat are cutting blue jean strips for rugs.  Pat has already put a new warp on the barn loom, and she's getting ready for more rugs.

  Lou Ann is winding a warp for towels.  This is a cotton boucle...that should add some interesting texture!

  Ah-ha!  You can see Cheryl's lovely color combo on her loom.  That is really a striking warp!  

  This is Betsy's first warp...I'm so glad she could be back with us.

  Laura is happy to be back to her loom, and she's picked out some interesting colors for this batch of placemats.  It's fun to play with color combinations!

   Marie wove off the shawl from Ms. Ila's warp.  You know what that means:  twist those fringes!!!

   Linda just added a navy stripe on the red towel....looking good!!!

   Marilyn wasn't with us today, but I wanted to show off her Friendship towel.

  Sheri brought her rigid heddle loom that has her tapestry project.  She's wanted to get the loom cleared so she can start something new.  (Hummm...that sounds familiar!)

The Studio was a welcoming place for all our fiber friends!

Happy Weaving!