Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Moving Forward

 We just keep on keep on keeping on!Patty has been weaving some "walker bags" on the black warp, and they are almost ready to cut off the loom.  We'll need to put on another black warp before too long.

  Patty has also finished her ISOLATE project!  Her tapestry tells the story of all her accomplishments during this time.  (Painting the house, planting the garden, planting flowers, etc....)

  Great job, Patty!


Not So New Warps!

Betsy is still threading the towel warp....


Mary is busy sleying the reed for the placemats in Ellen's pattern.






Pat has been weaving a storm on the barn loom!  That colorful fabric is making a beautiful rug!


Last week Laura was winding the warp on the warping board...this week she's winding it onto the loom!  Those napkins are going to be lovely!




Bonnie found a wee threading error on her shawl...but, it's almost impossible to see!  She spend the morning UNweaving!!!!

This last piece on Jocelyn's warp will be a bread cloth.  She'll be playing chicken to get to the end!!!!



 

 Marie was working the desk in the shop this morning.  It was QUIET up there!  Next week she'll get to weave on the shawl warp.

  Marilyn is getting close to the end of this warp....what will be next?

 

 

 

             

  I finished the second Wheel of Fortune mug rug, and decided to mix it up a little with the third one.  It's always fun to play around with overshot patterns!

Keep up the good work....

Remember to keep social distance.....

Wear your mask..........

Keep safe!!!!!

Happy Weaving!

LouAnn

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Still Going!


  We are being so very careful!  We wear our masks/shields inside the studio and keep a distance between each other when we're chatting.

  In fact, some of our folks come in other days:  Sharon worked on the library yesterday and checked in the books.  Patty worked on her placemat warp on her side of the room.




  Carol was busy this morning cutting fabric that was donated into strips for colorful rugs. 

  Mary just lacked a little bit threading the placemat warp this morning.  After lunch she was ready to start sleying the reed. 
  She's off and running!!!





  Just look at those eyes!  We can tell you're smiling, Lou Ann!  She's been hard at work on her placemat warp!

  Laura was back with us to wind her warp for napkins.  Don't you just love that shade of peach????






Since Pat took over the barn loom for Carl, she's been hard at work weaving more rugs.  I was lucky to get two snaps of her today:  advancing the warp and winding weft onto the rag shuttle.
  The cloth beam is filling up very nicely!







  You can't see the back of Jocelyn's loom, but there's only enough warp for ONE more towel!!!  (And that will be very close!)

Betsy is wound on and she has started threading.











  Shut the door!  Marie is sitting at the loom weaving!!!!  It's not too often that she gets to weave in the Studio...we always have her dealing with the $$$$.

Bonnie is trying out the wolf trap on the Baby Wolf.  It is a very handy tool!






  Look who has finished their ISOLATE project!
  Linda wove a table runner using the colors in the weft and warp.  She used a M&W threading.

  Marilyn wove her ISOLATE strap on her Inkle loom.  This is just a little sample of the project.





  We will continue to use social distancing and wear our masks so that we can be together.  Staying safe is the name of the game.
  Take care of yourself!
Happy Weaving!

LouAnn

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Safety First!



  I'm so proud of our weavers...we have been so careful to follow the protocols set by the Center.  Even our donations set out for awhile before we go through them.
  This was a donation of double weave fabric that Carol thinks would make some colorful rugs.  
  We also received some cones of yarn from a weaver that will be put to good use.


   Sadly, we lost one of our former weavers, Barbara.  Her family donated her looms and equipment to the Tuesday Weavers.  We will be able to put them to good use.
  Margi needed the little table loom on the stand, so she bought it to use at home.  I'm sure Barbara would be glad to know it will be taken care of.






  Pat was with us today, and went right to work on her rug.  She is building up a nice roll of rugs on the cloth beam!










  You can see that Marilyn has been sampling!  (Isn't it funny that we often don't take the time to do that....yet, it is important!)

 


  Marie is going to finish the warp on Ms. Ila's loom (when she gets a chance!)  There's always some sort of bookkeeping for her to do!  Our sales at The Cliff Dwellers continue to keep us busy!

 




   What would we do without Bonnie???  She is so good to vacuum in the studio and get all the lint off the floor.  Weaving can be a wee bit messy!
  Thank you, Bonnie, for all you do!


 


 Ta-da!  I remembered to take a picture of the Wheel of Fortune mug rug that I'm weaving on the Pup.  The draft is from the Original Miniature Patterns for Hand Weaving, Part 1. Mug rugs are such a great project to weave when you're playing with overshot.
  Stay safe, my friends!
Happy Weaving!
LouAnn

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Together


  I just LOVE seeing old friends!  Today we were treated to a visit from Lanny and his wife, Ann.  You might remember that famous picture of Lanny in his kilt!!!!  He is a fabulous weaver!!!
  And, Karin had a day off to come be with us:  just look at that band she's weaving on her Inkle loom! 




 

  Take a look at this:  Pat has finished weaving her ISOLATE project!  What a wonderful table runner to have during this time, and a reminder of our challenging months.
  Pat said that she went through her stash to find the colors she needed for the runner.  She found a threading that had different treadlings to use for the different sections of the runner.
  It works, Pat!!!




 

  Betsy has finished winding on her towel warp, and she'll start to thread the next time she comes.  ( I think she and her DH are getting ready to take a trip in their new RV....so it might be a week or two!)
 
Carol checks in on the weavers from time to time - I'm glad Jocelyn's warp is finally behaving!  Those towels are truly lovely!













  Mary is over half way threading the white warp on the Leclerc.  She spent some time today watching me weave overshot mug rugs (no picture, again!) 








  Lou Ann and Bonnie were having a deep conversation when I interrupted them....but, both of them got a lot of weaving done today.    
















   Patty is back at work on the black warp.  Placemats or walker bags????  We'll have to ask!  I do know that she's working on her ISOLATE project!



  Margi was going back and forth from the table to the sewing machine as she worked on the wee stockings to sell.  They can be used for gift cards or $$$$. 















  Marie was working upstairs this morning.  She and Ashley had their heads together talking about the new bar code system we'll be using soon.
  The new set-up is designed to keep desk workers safer while they work.

  I hope you're staying safe, too!!!
Happy Weaving!
LouAnn










Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Return


  When do you think we will return to normal?  What IS normal.....

  Today we had a little more normal....Jocelyn came to weave on her towel warp!  It is so good to see her...it's been awhile!  Of course we had a lot of catching up to do!
















   And, we were glad Betsy made the drive to the Center today.  She's still winding on the towel warp on the Macomber.    She is very meticulous!







   Mary is almost through threading the placemat warp on the Leclerc.  We have been selling a few items up in the shop, so it will be great to have new placemats on the rack.














 
  Tina dropped by to take a look at the brackets on the Pup.  They had gotten out of their holder, but they weren't bent!  Yeah!!!  She got them back in the right track very quickly.






  Marilyn did a little house cleaning around her loom and found these bundles of heddles.  Where do they belong?  As it works out, they are for one of the Macomber looms.  Mystery solved!
  She brought this band her grandson wove to show us.  This is his first attempt at pick-up weaving on the Inkle loom!  WOW!
  He has a very good teacher!



  Marie just finished some towels at home.  We all loved the stripe towel from Handwoven, January-February 2020.  I passed right over it in the magazine, but I love Marie's towel.

  It looks like Patty has finished the yardage for the next walker bag.  The last one sold upstairs, so maybe she'll go ahead and weave another one!


   Just like Cinderella, Liz's time at the Center is going quickly.  She'll be turning back into a teacher soon, so weave quickly!!!!
  Carol is amazed how fast Liz caught on to hemstitching....and she's fast, too!

Stay safe out there, fiber friends.
We will return to "normal".........

LouAnn