Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD!

The tension mounted as it got closer to two o'clock....bids were changed and the atmosphere was getting charged with electricity.
  This was the auction of weaving equipment from a long time weaver.  There were inkle looms, a rag cutter, a warping mill, table looms, benches---the items you might expect from a weaver's studio.  By two o'clock, we had some happy weavers!
  Carol will be sending out an email with final results soon.

  The basket of "one of a kind mats" went upstairs this morning.  When we tidied up the shelves in the shop, we had mats that no longer had mates.  It's time for them to find a new life!  And, the shelves are looking great, too!

  Pat has been busy at home weaving rugs.   These were a great inspiration to our weavers.

  Our new weavers were busy with their warps.  After winding her warp, Frieda got it wound on the back beam.  She'll be threading next.    Arnis got a chance to talk to the other weavers, and cheer Barb on!

  Dye Day was a big success, and Harriet got this skein balled up for Ms. Ila's shawl.  If you click on the picture and look closely at the color, it's lovely shades of brown.  I heard someone say that this color was called "root beer."

  Which reminds me, Molly has started a new towel on her loom.  The hem looks like creamy butter, and the towel is in shades of brown sugar.   I call it the cinnamon toast towel!

  We had a full house in the Studio, today.  Lots of chatter and laughter.  We also had several visitors that came downstairs to see what was going on! 

Every nook & cranny filled with weaving!

Such a great place to be.

Happy Weaving!


Theresa said...

Busy, busy busy! Just how big is that studio and how many looms tucked in there anyway?

LA said...

Theresa....That sounds like a great question for next weed's blog. I'll feature all the looms next week.