Saturday, July 31, 2010
Lookin' for Wolves
I am so tickled to introduce our newest Tuesday Weaver to the fold (or pack, as he insisted on!) Please give a warm howdy to Trompaz Writt. He has come to us from far away looking for wolves....especially Wolf Pups!
He had heard that once upon a time the Tuesday Weavers were going to be demonstrating at a fiber festival, and they were going to take their Wolf Pups. The nice lady at the festival told them there wasn't a place to kennel their Wolf Pups. But, the wonderous weavers took their Pups anyway. Trompaz has come to join their pack. He came to my house huffin' and puffin' and looking for those Pups!
It just so happens that I have a few Wolves around my house, so we set off looking at them. Trompaz found the Baby Wolf with the overshot mug rugs in progress. He offered to throw the stick shuttle with the red thread....he said something about a girl he knew that wore red. It's one of his favorite colors!
Then he found my Mighty Wolf. He couldn't stand it....he put on his sheep cape and sat down to weave on that panel. He reminded me that good tension on a warp is important...just like building a house with the right materials! He wove and wove and wove. He's working on the second color panel now!
Trompaz got side-tracked by the tubs of wool cones and stopped to take a nap. He said all that wool made him just *grin* like a little puppy! He kept sniffing the wool muttering, "merino, highland, harrisville, shetland, corriedale, jacob...."
Tina stopped by to say hello, and they got to be really good friends. He asked her if she had a red cape. Tina showed Trompaz the warp we had put on the rug loom, which has red in it. She invited him to come to her house next week and meet Wally and Scout....they're pups, ya know!!!
Mystery solved.....it was downstairs!!! Trompaz thought that the placemats would actually make a very nice yoga mat for him. It would be just the right size, and not too heavy! He could also use it for naps.........
So.....stay tuned. I think we'll be hearing more from Trompaz in future posts. And, I heard a rumor that a little lamb from Oregon is going to be visiting us really soon! That should be a lot of fun for all of us! Maybe we'll play a game of "ring around the kudzu"!!!