Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Walk Right In

   It's a folk tune from the '60's performed by the Rooftop Singers.  The message is to "just chill."  That's kinda what we do when we come to weaving on Tuesdays.  Come inside and join the group!


 Jocelyn sends out the memos to the group...an updated list comes in handy!



  Betsy is enjoying watching the play of color as she weaves on this yardage.  

  Just look at the difference!  Same pattern and weft....just different warp colors.

  Bonnie missed a group of threads, so she had to back-track and thread.  Just a little delay!  She'll be ready to wind on soon.


  Carol is checking some color choices on the shelf.

  Shirley is starting on the next scarf on this warp.

  Marilyn has the cutest slippers for running the treadles!  One of her grandkids wanted her to have special ones!!!

  Pearl is already winding her warp for the Blue/Green project.

(We will have a display during the 2022 Convergence in Knoxville.  We are weaving our projects using blue and green.)

    Susan is almost finished with the warp on her loom.  I think she's ready to try something new.

  Patty is trying out different twill weaves on this warp.  Right now she's doing a canvas weave.

   There will be more white placemats for the fall sale.  Mary has this down to a fine art!!!

  Okay, Linda!  What color will you choose for the next towel???

  It was great catching up with Sheri after her time at John C. Campbell.  What a great opportunity!

  Liz is looking for her next project...and what better place to look for 8 shaft patterns than the Strickler book!!!!  And, it just so happens that Marie has done a bunch of these, and has them on her iPad.    What a fun discussion!!!!

Find your happy place.......


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Up To Speed

   It's beginning to look a little more "normal" around here!  

  Some of the weavers even found time to participate in the 4th of July Anvil Shoot at the Museum of Appalachia!  Diane sent me this picture of Pearl and Pat demonstrating during the festivities.  


  We are still adding new weavers to our group:  Betsy actually started last week, and she's ready to start threading her warp.  



  Pearl finished her placemat warp, and it came off the loom this morning!  She's already planning on her next warp using some shades of blue and green.




  Sharon is busy adding books to the library that were donated by Carl and Bonnie. 


  Charlotte is always looking for new projects to try at home.  Those are her dish towels that she just got off the loom.



  Marie added new cords for the bar on the loom Cheryl is using.  It's time to start a new warp!




  Laura has returned from her adventure, and it's back to the placemat warp!!!   





  Well....it's not the back of her car, but, this proves that Gina will weave anywhere!!!!





I don't know about you, but I dislike having to add/subtract heddles on the loom!  It's even trickier when you have already started threading!!!!  

Oh, Bonnie....I feel your pain!!!




  Linda just keeps working away at her dish towel warp.  Right now she's using a bright blue weft.



   Tina is almost through with the first baby blanket!  There are a few crossed threads since she wanted a certain color order.  This requires a little adjustment from time to time as the threads come up over the back beam.

  Vacation time has a few of our weavers missing right now, but you can see we are slowly getting up to speed around the studio.

  Happy Weaving!