Thursday, January 15, 2015

Aw, Shucks!!!

Don't you just hate it when real life interferes with your weaving life?  I really did think I would have this project tied on and sampled for today's blog, but, it just didn't happen.

  What is it?  This is the turned overshot mug rugs that I consulted with Maggie about.  The pattern is Snail Trail, and the pattern yarn is the Peaches & Creme that Maggie gave me.  The tabby warp and weaving weft will be natural 8/4.  I guess I was thinking that a six inch warp usually goes on fairly quick....I just didn't allow that there would be twice as many threads!!!!
  So, I guess you know what I'll be doing tonight!

  You might have noticed a little change to the look of the blog.  After our trip to The Woolery in December, we found out that we qualify as a GUILD, and we would qualify for a wee discount when we ordered from them.  They asked us to put a link on our blog, which meant that I did a little spiffing up to our appearance.  And, while I was at it, I added some of our local places as links, too.  If you know us OR follow our blog, then you have read of these places before.
  One of the links on the right is for the Smoky Mt. Fiber Arts Festival in April.  We demonstrated straw looms during the first couple of years.  And, Tina and I even taught a class one year!
  They have a great line up of classes being offered this year, and I went ahead and registered for the Dorset Button Making class on Friday, 17 April.  Townsend is so pretty in the spring, and the vendors always have something to tempt me!
  I'm going to get back to my threading....I have two inches to go.  So, let it snow outside all it wants because we are supposed to have a sunny day tomorrow!!!!

Happy Weaving! (and threading!)


Maggie said...

Oh, yeah! Did I forget to tell you about that? One thread for pattern and one thread for tabby!

Theresa said...

What fun mug rugs they'll be though. I love the new look of the blog and am heading over to check out some of those links. Yeah for guild discounts!!