Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Meet The Weavers - Part Three

l-r:  Marie, Carol and Linda
  Here they are on their first day of weaving--September 11, 2012.  I wonder if they really knew what they were getting into????

  Marie was born in Wilmington, NC, and moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, when she was two.  After vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains several times, she and her husband decided to just move up here.  That was 37 years ago!!!  She and her husband have two sons and one daughter, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.


  Marie knits and crochets, and started her weaving with a rigid heddle loom.  Yes....the next step was learning to weave on a four shaft loom!!!  She is currently weaving double binding placemats on one of her looms, and she has a 15 yard cotton warp on her 8 harness loom.  She's been weaving runners and towels on that warp.
  Towels are her favorite thing to weave, and she loves to use huck with all its many possibilities.  In fact, Strickler's A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns is her go-to book right now.
  Marie is a fix-it guru, as well as our money lady.  She keeps the books for the Tuesday Weavers and pays our bills.  She also is instrumental in planning and putting together our booths for our Fall shows.


  Linda went to the Foothills Fall Show in 2011, and saw our booth of woven loveliness.  She found out from her neighbor, one of the Center quilters, that she could learn to weave at the Center. Two floor looms later, she has become one of the weavers!

  Linda is from Ladysmith, WI, and went to school in Eau Claire at the University of WI.    She grew up ice skating and cross county skiing.  She and her husband have two sons and two sweet kitties.  She will be fully retired in December from her career in medical technology.  They have lived in East TN for 21 years.
  Linda is really enjoying weaving Rep Weave placemats on her Baby Wolf, and she has a rug warp on her 45" Leclerc.  She'll be putting a scarf warp on her Cricket loom when she gets back from her Alaskan cruise!  She still uses her Chandler book, Learning To Weave, as well as Davison's book.

The Use It Up Steeplechase Challenge

  Since we have SEVEN weeks until the Fall Homecoming at the Museum, we thought a challenge would be in order!  As the Olympics wind down, we are gearing up to our:
Use It Up Steeplechase Challenge!
  We raced to the tubs of yummy yarn, and chose (at least) three different colors to weave a scarf for the Fall sale.  We will be jumping and hopping and weaving our way to the finish line.  Who will rise to the challenge?  Who will get their scarf finished first?  Stay tuned for the results!!!!

Carl's new rug.

  It's not a blue jean rug!!!  Carl just started a new rug!  The weft is 3 different fabrics that are making a unique pattern as Carl weaves.    Never fear....there will be more blue jean rugs later.

Happy Weaving!!!


Theresa said...

Thank you for the in-depth's! LOVE Carl's new rug. To my eye one of the loveliest so far, and there have been many lovely rugs made from Carl's hands.

Tina J said...

I have already started mine!