Long overdue

22 01 2012

Since closing my studio to travel the US by bicycle, I’ve not been able to sit at a loom often. I’ve been home twice since leaving in April, and each time has been for a couple of months. Each time I’ve been home, I’ve worked on putting a studio in my home into working order. It’s fairly easy to do that with the sewing aspect of the studio, but getting the weaving/spinning/felting aspect of the studio squared away has been nearly impossible.

This weekend has been a perfect opportunity to get my looms more accessible, and my yarns equally so. In preparation for the Rigid Heddle Weaving workshop, I had to re-organize my storage cabinets and closets, as well as locate specific yarns for the class. While doing those things, I got much put away, thrown away and put in working order. Since Saturday at 4 pm, I’ve dressed one of my rigid heddle looms and woven a merino/mohair scarf for my Dad’s wife and picked up threading the large Toika free-standing tapestry loom. Hooray! It’s good to be back at the loom. I’m a long way from opening the studio for group weaving classes, though. There simply isn’t room enough in my house to accomodate that right now. I’ll have to pick up some very compact floor looms again and a few more warping boards. Then we’ll be back in business, right?

I’m thinking about offering a wet-felting workshop on a Sunday in February. We will work on either hats or rugs. Anyone interested? Cost would be about $125 for a 6-7 hour workshop. Maximum # of students would be 6.

 

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4 responses

5 07 2012
Anne Stump

Thanks for your review on the rigid heddle looms and the update including the kromski. Please comment on the hinge on the kromski; did it hold up? I am a new weaver one class under my belt. I want to purchase either a ashford or kromsk although I really like the gilmarka heddle racks stability, I dislike a woppling heddle. Thanks

6 07 2012
rivercityweaves

I didn’t keep the Kromski long enough to know. Sorry.

26 09 2012
Halcyon Morrison

I realize your Jan ’12 rigid heddle workshop is long past but would be interested in another if you plan to offer it again in the winter of 2013.

1 10 2012
rivercityweaves

I’ll see what I can put together, once I get the studio situated. Where are you located?

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