Tuesday, February 11, 2020

We LOVE Tuesdays!!!!

  Yes, we know that Valentine's Day isn't until Friday, but, Ray always shows his love with these chocolate covered strawberries that he makes for us!!!  It didn't matter a whit that it was a gloomy, wet day....he made sure we knew how special we are!
  Thank you, Ray!  We think you're special, too!!!!

  Patty treated us with chocolates, too!  Yum!!!  (I might have heard her say that she didn't want them tempting her around the house!)

  Anna volunteered to show off Tina's Apple Brown Betty for me.  (Tina had to leave early!)  There wasn't much left of this at the end of the day!!! 

Gee....this isn't a Potluck day, but, we had so many delicious treats!!!!!

   Sharon attended Tom Knisely's weekend workshop and made this wonderful wool shawl.  She learned so many new tricks and tips....we've been pestering her all day for details!

   I caught Pat just as she was checking her phone.  But, you can see that she's been busy this morning weaving her rug.

  Liz is right in the middle of winding on her new warp.  It looks like she'll be weaving more placemats for the shop upstairs.

   Now that her warp is wound on, Linda is busy threading for towels.  She's going to start with one of Strickler's patterns.

   There is enough warp left for a hot pad....he's just about done!!!!  Then it will be a warp of mug rugs for Carl.


That's what I'm threading right now!  (I'm threading front to back--this is my weaving goal for 2020.) 

   We have a different set of Ladies on the back row today....we miss you, Ms. Ila!!!  Can you believe I actually got a picture of them weaving????

Can you hear me now?????

   Mary came to the very end of her warp....we think it was a 30 yard warp!  Guess that means we'll be winding on a new one in the next few weeks!
  Marilyn has begun her rose path placemats....one little loose thread on the side gave her a little problem, but Carol was able to fix it!  
  So much weaving.....never enough time!  You just gotta love Tuesdays!!!!

Happy Weaving!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Souper Tuesday

  Step right in!
  Take a look around!

  In every corner of the Studio you'll find something going on!

  And this was a fun day to be here!

  Carol got the opportunity to do a quick tutorial on the rope machine for the weavers.  Peggy needed a strap for her woven bag, and many of our weavers had not seen this technique.

  It's perfect!!!!!

  This was some leftover fabric from Peggy's scarf warp that she made into a purse.  Her button is from her visit to Prague.

  Then Carol sat down with Susan to talk about weaving overshot.


  Liz is winding a ten yard warp for a dozen placemats.  Tina is offering some sage advice....keep those threads separated!  Carol keeps telling us that she needs MORE placemats for the shop!!!!

  Carl is heeding the call for placemats!  He finished up one this afternoon, and started on another one!!!


   Lou Ann is weaving a set of blue placemats in Ellen's pattern.  Carol should be very pleased with all of these placemats!

    Ray is closer to getting the Studio loom in working order.   It just needed some TLC!


  Pat has started her rug using the decorator fabric.  Be sure to click on the picture to get a closer look!

   The Weavers out-did themselves today for our Souper Tuesday!  These are Carol's brownies with double chocolate

We had SIX soups to taste.......

   ......I only got pictures of four.

There was several different kinds of sandwiches to choose from, along with Bonnie's deviled eggs, which we always look forward to!

The desserts were OUTSTANDING!!!!  (That's chocolate chip cookies under that foil!!!!)

Alyce had the right idea....a little bit of everything!

Now this was a

Actually, it's always a SUPER Tuesday whenever we're together!

Happy Weaving!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Just Busy

  I have a confession to make:  I didn't get a lot of pictures until after lunch.  I was just too busy!!!

  Why?  Well....I had this idea over the weekend that we needed a different tag for the key chains we wove for the goody bags for Convergence.  I knew we needed to get a final count of the the key chains that were already finished, and I wanted to make sure we had at least 1,000.  Now was the time to make the switch!!!!
  So, we pulled out the bags and Pat set to work pulling the old tags.  Marie, Patty and I started attaching the new ones.   We worked until lunchtime, and we were up to 600.  After lunch, we started again.....we are well over 1,000!!!!  
  Yeah!!!!  Now, back to work on other weaving projects!  Thank you, Tuesday Weavers!  Job well done!

   Bonnie had been busy this last week twisting the fringes on the shawls she wove. ( I really hate that you can't see the shimmer on this shawl.)

Meanwhile, work continues in the Studio.  Sharon is working on her warp, and Marilyn has just begun her new warp.  Shirley has been called in for a consult.

  Pat went back to work on her rug warp, and found a threading error.  Now's the time to correct it!!!!

  Mary is weaving off the last of the white warp....not too much left!  Ms. Ila always has good advice about weaving.

  Frieda brought her Inkle loom with her newest warp.  It makes me think of SPRING! 

  Lou Ann and Alyce were busy on their looms while Marilyn and Shirley were deep in conversation.  (Could have been about Marilyn's warp?)


  Liz had fringes to twist....those lovely men's scarves that she finished last week.  Heavy books come in very handy....and you can look for your next project when you finish!!!!

  Susan cut off her sampler warp!!!!  What will she weave next????? 

  Jocelyn is determined to finish the towel warp!  Some of those towels are already upstairs, and I bet that Jocelyn is already thinking about her next project!!!
  Betsy is running low on her blue weft--will she have enough to finish????  We'll have to wait and see.

Thank you, Pearl, for this picture!

  Wow!  You did it Bonnie!  All packed in for another week.  The Studio sure looks different at the end of the day!

Happy Weaving!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Setting Goals

  This year the weavers thought about one weaving goal they want to work towards in 2020.  We wrote our goal on a piece of paper and sealed them in this Mason jar.  The last Tuesday of the year, we will open the jar and see if we have accomplished our goals!  We even have goals for the group.....something to work towards!

One of our goals is to keep our equipment in good shape.  Ray is always ready to help out with repairs and replacement parts.  He's doing a huge overhaul on the Studio Loom, and he's waiting for some supplies that have been ordered.

Peggy is getting a start on one of the group goals:   more placemats for the shop.  She wound her warp at home, and she'll be using this fabric for the weft.  I'm looking forward to seeing these mats!

Jocelyn is working on more towels, which we always need upstairs!


 Liz cut off her warp of three scarves.  We seem to always have someone wanting a "man's scarf" and these should be perfect.

 Mary finished the 62" piece for a "walker bag" and there's just enough warp left for a table runner.

   Peggy went back to help Linda wind on her warp.  When this warp is ready, that's more towels for the shop.

  Carl finished one placemat and started weaving another today.  Chalk up another set to go upstairs!

Pat finished threading the new rug warp, and she cut weft this afternoon.  She'll be weaving next week!

  Bowl cozys are always needed, and Anna is weaving more fabric for the project.

 Want to try to weave some Bronson lace?  Pearl could give you some pointers.

  Susan found a great little loom!  It's a 4 now, 4 later Macomber!  Tina gave it the once over so she would know what she needs to finish setting it up.  Yes, that's a pearl cotton warp wound on the loom.  She'll be able to work on her weaving goals!!!!


 Patty's loom still has plenty of black warp for more placemats.  We are going to have a great variety for the shop.

 Betsy is inching towards the end of this warp.  The last bit will be fabric that can be used for other projects.

  Sometimes our goal for the day is just being with each other!

  We'll let Marie and Carol keep us in line!

Happy Weaving!