Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Typical Spring Tuesday!

We are having a typical East Tennessee spring day: all 4 seasons in 24 hours!!! But, it was business as usual at the Center! I really need a wide angle lens on my camera to get the full effect! You can't see Maggie in the upper right, because she is UNDER her loom giving it a spring cleaning. You can barely see Ann on the left; she's getting ready to tie on her warp and begin weaving. Carol is at the back of the room looking in the filing cabinet for class notes. Pat is threading and Bonnie is weaving dish towels. Here's a better view of Tina and Sharen at their looms.

Marta has chosen her thread for her next warp, and has started winding the warp.

Carl is working on the Herald loom, getting it cleaned up and ready to weave. Joyce and Ila continue working on their warps!

The Hammett loom has been examined, and Allan will tackle making a replacement piece for the cloth beam. The old cardboard cylinder has begun to wear away, and it will not keep a tight tension for weaving anymore. And, Lanny is cutting more weft for his rug warp!

Across the highway from the Center is the Museum of Appalachia. Sometimes we run over there to get lunch. Today, you couldn't help but notice all the lambs out frolicking in the field. One of the workers told me they had at least 45 lambs born since the beginning of the year! Surely a sign of Spring!!!

Sunshine, rain, hail.....all signs of spring....just like those little lambs in the field!

Happy Weaving!


Tina said...

We sure were a busy bunch today! We didn't even quiet down after lunch today. I managed to finish 2 towels today, much better that 3 inches last week! Yippee!

Bonnie said...

Happy Day at weaving today.

Theresa said...

Looks like a grand time.