Loomy Tunes

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Hand dyed Magic!

Phyllis was in the studio today, she is weaving on one of our hand dyed warps. She is also using some hand dyed weft, and I am totally smitten with the results!
Erin supervized her Mom, Elaine as she wound her second warp. Shirley has begun weaving that scrumptious warp that Carol wound (I also see Marilyn behind Shirley!) and Betsy is ready to thread the heddles on her towel/gift bag warp.
Judith is cutting the fabric for her rugs this week, she is going to take the strip home and fold and iron it so that it will not have any raw edges. Liz is weaving huck lace napkins using white as the warp and linen color as the weft, love it!
Now it is time for Show and Tell! Judith brought in 2 scarves and a towel that she had finished at home. Linda made some more "Cocktail carpets" I brought in a loom donating that turned out to be from the "Missouri Loom Co." and Mark brought in a coke cozy that he wove in double weave.
What a great day in the studio, See you next week! Until then this is Tina, for all

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Quiet Day in the Studio

I am looking at the pictures I took today at the Center, and it is a little random collection of the day. We were low in numbers for sure so it was quieter than usual. Marie and I went through the items that were previously in Gatlinburg, that needed to go back into the inventory upstairs. We made a list of the items that needed to have a new SKU tag, we took that back upstairs so that the new lables could be made. Speaking of lables, Marie brought in the lables we had made for the Tuesday Weavers!
Liz is threading her napkin warp. (There was other weaving going on, but that didn't make it to my camera today.) I looked up from the table where I was talking to Marie about something to find the whole back row in giggles! I won't say who was telling jokes but I know who it was!
Now for Show and Tell! Dana was with us today, she brought in some Blackwork embroidery and some lovely towels she made for a client.
Jenny brought in 3 skeins of handspun. One was Gotland, one was Merino wool that she had handdyed before spinning and the last we think is Shetland. Jenny also brought in a shawl that she had made and she had a question about finishing it.
Marie brought in her finished towels that we had a sneak peak sometime in the last 2 weeks, and finally I brought in a bit of lace I took off the pillow this week.
After Show and Tell and as things started winding down I saw the door open and some of the girls looking outside. "It's raining" they said with big smiles.
We sure needed that!!! Until next week, this is Tina, for all

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

And Now They All Want One!

Elaine has finished the project on her loom and will be ready to wind a new warp next week. She and Erin also brought in a new and improved version of our beloved tractor seat.
Mark is weaving with a new fabric weft that has color stripes, he is alternating with a thin yarn and just look at what that makes! Oh and Pat is back on the barn frame loom today, we sure have missed her!
Patty is weaving this colorful warp with light grey yarn together with a very sparkly yarn, you will have to make the picture bigger to see it though. On the kitchen counter Shannon is bagging up some news Stick loom kits, and on the table is the inventory that was picked up from Cliff Dwellers this week.
It is time once more, for Show and Tell! Linda brought in a scarf that she wove using the Bumble pattern, and Joycelyn brought in her scrumptious towels that she took off of the loom last week. I think she said that the pattern repeat was 49 picks!
Patty once again wowed us with another top, this time it is a plainweave boxy shawl, and we were so happy to see Peggy today, she brought in several scarves she had made over the last couple of weeks.
I brought in a couple of really old magazines LouAnn and I found one day when we were looking at junk shops, and finally Mark brought in a couple of Sister rugs that he has recently finished. He calls them that because he made one for one of his Sisters and now that all want one!
Until next week this is Tina, For all!