I went on to the Museum of Appalachia on Friday. Although it was gray and damp, a school group of fifth graders were making their way around the grounds. Since it is getting too cold to weave in the Loom House, and I was getting near the end of that rug warp, I decided it was a good time to get the loom ready for the season. They watched me finish off the rug that was on the loom, and I wove in two sticks to tie back to the front bar. (You can just imagine their questions when they saw me lay in the sticks!!!) But, I didn't want to have a nekkid loom on display for the winter! I had some scrap material to weave back on the loom. So, she is standing on display for the winter.
I want to get my little slotted rigid heddle set up for this winter. I need to rig up a backstrap belt and thread the warp through the hand tag. I haven't done any pick up weaving before, so this will be a new experience for me.
I will also be weaving in the Peter's Cabin this Sunday. The Museum is having a full day of fun, along with a "bountiful Southern Feast." I hope there are some musicians in the cabin with me! There should be some interesting visitors, don't you think?
For today, I need to finish getting the boxes for my brothers ready to mail. Besides their treats from the Apple Barn that I picked up last week, I have a few homemade goodies to pack. I would really like to get those in the mail soon!
I hope your holiday list is getting shorter...I'm working on mine. Maybe I'll even get to one of my looms soon!