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 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!


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tuesday Potluck

     We DO love to eat.....I guess you already know that, right?
  And, we always have such a variety of wonderful things to sample!
  And, it is usually a well balanced meal, to boot!

   As you can see, we had a very nice spread for the weavers, today.

  Our meeting always follows the noon meal, and today was no exception.  We had respectful sales in September, which is always good news!

  Pearl was working the shop yesterday, and had a sale that was over $1,000.  WOW!!!  Sadly, that did not include any weaving items, but it's good news for the shop!
  Since we have a few new folks in our group, Carol talked about putting items in the Foothills Fall Sale that we weave at home.  (That's coming up at the end of this month!!!)

Then, it was back to business at our looms!
  Patty started a new set of placemats on the black warp.  Carol pulled some Christmas colors to use this time.
  Bonnie is weaving the second shawl on her warp.

As often happens, we had some visitors wander down to the studio to see what was going on.  They had a long talk with Pat while she was weaving on the barn loom.

  New warps are on looms, and several are being threaded.
  We're waiting for our 8/2 yarn order to warp one of the looms.
  We're always in motion!

A quick shout out to Carl:  we missed you today and hope you're feeling better soon!

Happy Weaving!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gearing Up!

  It's almost show time!  We've got 30 days to finish up our projects and prepare for the Foothills Fine Arts Show the first weekend of November.
  Bonnie's goal was to keep us running:  that's one fine homemade banana pudding to encourage us to do our best.  It worked for me!

  Carl finished up another placemat and started another one today.  He reminded me that he'll be needing more weft cut before too long!

   Alyce is getting ready to warp this wolf pup with a new scarf warp.  This will be one of the dyed bamboo warps from the stash.  Stay tuned......

  Charlotte has been busy at home....just look at those beautiful mug rugs ready to go to the show!

   Betsy is making headway with her placemat warp.  Those bands of color add just the right interest!

  Anna's cloth will become a bowl cozy....she cut off the finished cloth so I can get started sewing!  Thanks, Anna!  That should make a few!

   Katelyn is making great progress with her first warp.  The twill patterns look great in her colors.

  Marilyn is a happy camper!!!  She's going to switch to the (new to us) wolf pup for her next warp.  She has made a slew of placemats on the black warp, and she's ready for a change. 

  Sandi has started hemstitching her first warp.  She said she enjoyed this part of the process. 

  Carol took a few minutes to tie off the fringes on Helen's scarf.

  After rethreading her loom, Linda discovered that a few of the sections of warp were nearing the end!!!!  Tina to the rescue:  she chained off the remaining warp to be used as weft in later projects.
  More warp is on order.........

   A blast from the past:  Marta with Wally!
We got word today that Marta is coming to Convergence next July!!!  Yeah!!!!  We haven't seen her in a long time, and we're so excited.

 And, Maggie is also planning to attend!
  I'm looking forward to seeing our old friends!

Wow!!!!  What fun!

    Once a kindergarten teacher, always a kindergarten teacher!!!  You just gotta love the Very Hungry Caterpillar (and all of Eric Carle's books!!!!) make us proud!

Happy Weaving!