Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Always Planning

  What better way to start the day than to celebrate a BIRTHDAY!!!
  Happy Birthday, Charlotte!!!!  Thank you for sharing your special day!

  I hope our new student, Susan, enjoyed her first day with the Tuesday Weavers!  After Carol went over a few things, she chose her colors and got busy winding her warp.

With Carol's help after lunch, Susan was able to get the warp wound on the loom.  Next week she can start threading that warp.

  Lou Ann cut off her first warp this afternoon.  I guess we'll find out next week what she's going to weave next!

  Betsy is still weaving away on her placemat warp.  
  This is the fifth towel woven on Jocelyn's warp.  There should be a couple more after this one.

  Chalk up another placemat on Carl's tally board!  He just gets the job done!

  Alyce is working so hard at keeping track of her pattern on this scarf!!!!  She's determined that there will be NO mistakes!!!!
  Margi took advantage of the empty warping board to get a new warp wound. 


  Pat likes using a temple when she's weaving rugs on the old barn loom.  It won't be much longer before she'll need to wind another warp for it, too.

  Mary volunteered to wash the bamboo skeins for Dye Day.  There were about ten wound skeins that needed a little dunk in the sink.

  You should know that Bonnie's goal is to stay out of trouble...she just sits on the back row and weaves and weaves! 

  Sharon and Marie set up the drying rack for the washed skeins.  Those skeins will become weft for the warps that are already dyed. 

  Carol is always planning ahead for the projects woven in the Studio!

Happy Weaving!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Back At It!

  We had a good show, and now it's time to check in the items that came back with us.  Thank goodness that Marie is so organized!!!  Just call out the inventory number, and she checks it off!
  Items belonging to the Weavers were sorted at the show, and returned to them today.  Checks were given out, and our big winner was Ray!  His Cross of Tennessee rug was a showstopper, and sold on Sunday morning!

  Carol had a lot of admin work to do, also.  And, we're already thinking about next year!  We will be combining our booth with Carol's booth!  (We always run back & forth anyway, so why not make it official!)

    I'm so glad our Birthday girl, Marilyn, brought us treats for her special day!  These gluten free snacks were almost gone by lunch!!!!  Thank you, Marilyn....and Happy Birthday!!!!

  Patty has a good start on more product for the shop!  She cut off ten placemats and a runner from the black warp this afternoon.  She got them cut apart and serged the hems.  She's taking them home to finish the hems and wet finish.

  Jocelyn's towels are lovely!!!  I just love the stripes.

   Carl finished another placemat today, and got the hem woven for the next one.  That roll on the cloth beam just gets bigger and bigger!

  Bonnie just weaves and weaves!  It's fun to watch the play of color on those painted warps.

l to r:  Laura, Sandi, Pearl and Lou Ann

  Our "students" continue working on their warps.  Lou Ann is planning a placemat warp next.
  Pearl is always ready to give advice to our new weavers.

  It's back to business as usual around the studio!  Lots of weaving and lots of camaraderie.

A shout out to our friend, Betsy....we're thinking of you and your family at this time!

Happy Weaving!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

It's A Treat!!!

  Pat got to the Expo Center early and got her car unloaded.  Tina, Patty and I arrived at about the same time.  We unloaded the rug and vacuum cleaner, since that's the first thing we need to get down in the booth.

  That double sided tape is NOT easy to peel!


  Pat had loaded up her little red cart with items from the Center, as well as her woven goods.  But, we have to get the display up first!

  So, she got busy putting together the little cubes for the table.


  Pearl and Tina got the kiosk together, and clipped on our new lights.  Then it's time to start pulling out the towels, placemats and other woven goods for display.

  Somehow we forgot to pull more shawls for the show!  That just means we'll have to take them tomorrow!

  Pat's cubes worked great for the smaller items, and Margi's Christmas ornaments are waiting for just the right person.
  The side edge of the cube was just perfect for the key chains that Tina and I had finished just in time for the show.

  The wrecking display crew finished up around 12:30....another personal best for us!!!!

Many hands make light work!!!!

Happy Weaving

p.s.  Show report on Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Trick or Treat???

  Trick or treat????  Some of us are in the Halloween spirit!  (Or, maybe we just like to dress up!)  We like to look our best!

   Today was the day to pull inventory from upstairs and get it ready to go to the Foothills Fall Show. So, while we loaded up the van with the display equipment, some of our weavers brought down rugs to take to the show.  Carol started to work on the inventory list.

   Linda, Sharon and Pat pulled towels, scarves, and placemats and listed them for Marie's master list.
  Many of the weavers brought the items they wove at home to go to the sale, too.
    While we stopped to have lunch, we went over making out sales slips and using the Square for credit card orders.  (It's been a year since we did this....we all needed a refresher course!)  After lunch, the tubs were loaded up to be taken to the Expo Center on Thursday.

  We did have some weaving going on in the Studio!!! 

  After all, we still need to get items woven for the Shop upstairs!

   Staying busy keeps you out of trouble!!!!

   And, Carol still has time to help out the weavers!!!

Just a note:

  We received the sad news that our friend, Joyce, passed away last night in Virginia.  Joyce and her daughter, Maggie, wove with us for awhile a few years ago.
  The Tuesday Weavers send lots of love and hugs to Maggie and her family during this time. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


  Wasn't it just last week that Katelyn was cutting off her first warp????  Well.....just look at her now!  She wound a warp for placemats, and today it got wound on the loom.  You can see some of the colors that will become the weft for her placemats beside the loom.

  Lou Ann is working on the "runner" portion of her first warp....that means she'll be cutting off soon!  Wonder what she will do next????

  Pearl's warp is ready to start weaving....she's checking the treadling with Marie.

  Sharon sat down with Alyce to thread her newest warp.  (Don't you just LOVE Sharon's hat!)  This is one of the painted warps.

  The Ladies were hard at work this afternoon.  Ms. Ila swears that the loom fairy has been messing with her loom....the warp seems to be getting wider as she threads!

  Frieda cut off her newest Inkle band, which means she'll be planning a new band soon!
  Anna was working on her pin loom....I wonder if she's making her wee Christmas trees for the Foothills sale?

  Liz is threading her loom for two men's scarves.  This a one of the painted warps in shades of brown.  We'll have to wait to see what pattern she's threading and what weft she will use.

  Patty and Ray were very focused on their looms.  Sometimes just sitting and weaving is the best thing of all!

  Time to fill another bobbin!  I think Marilyn is enjoying her newest project on the Pup!

  Remember the towel challenge?  It was time to tag and inventory all those lovely towels:  just in time for the Foothills Fall Sale!
  Anna, Linda and I tagged each towel while Carol priced and listed them on the master inventory list.  They are ready to go next week!

  Next week we will be packing up the displays and our lovely woven items.

Happy Weaving!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Sometimes It Seems Like........

.... a three ring circus!!!!

  There are so many things going on in the Studio on any given Tuesday!  Since Carol has scheduled a Dye Day in November, she wants some yarn dyed for weft for some of our painted shawl and scarf warps.  So, out came the skein winder.....it did NOT want to be attached to the counter, though!

  Yes....that's bamboo yarn on the floor and tools at the ready!  It's good thing we have folks that love to solve mechanical problems!  Those skeins WILL get wound!

  Our students are hard at work on their looms.  Lou Ann has started hemstitching, while Laura and Katelyn are getting close to finishing their warps.  
  At the end of the table, Margi is showing Ms. Ila her Christmas ornaments that she completed using pieces of woven fabric.

  It wasn't long until Katelyn was ready to cut off that first warp.  I think she's pleased...don't you?  She's already planning her next warp....placemats!
  Bonnie was hemstitching when I went back to check on the back row.  She's weaving this shawl in a twill pattern.   Patty is staying busy with her placemats.

  Carl finished another placemat today, and wove the hem for the next one.  He just keeps pumping them out on the loom.  (We may need to cut more weft before long!)
  It looks like we caught Liz on the phone, but she got some weaving time in today, too.  Jocelyn and Betsy are loving the new lights back in the corner of the room.  What a great improvement!

Oh, Pearl!  What ARE you doing????   It must be time to tie up the treadles!

Happy Weaving!