Returning to the Studio – Wed. 10/28/09

25 10 2009

Ahhh, we are almost home! We have been on the road since last Sunday at the crack of daylight, traveling to Grand Canyon with all kinds of fun stops along our journey. We found ourselves ‘Standing on a Corner on Winslow, Arizona” just yesterday, gettin’ our kicks on Route 66 the same day! We visited the Grand Canyon, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, toured the Celestial Seasonings plant, and Schacht Spindle and Loom Company in Boulder, and much more.  It has been an awesome trip. We traveled 700+ miles today, and will do the same tomorrow, finishing our trip on Tues…. a day early….. with a little over 600 miles (WHEW!).  Total miles have not been calculated, but it looks like 4000+ miles for the 8 days.

Don’t ask me how few I drove;0)

I’m looking forward to being back in the studio with you all on Wed. and then Thurs and with the folks in the Learn to Weave in a Weekend class on Sat. and Sunday. I still have an opening in the weaving class this weekend, and a couple of spaces in the Wed. night weaving classes beginning in Nov. Hope you will join us in my weaving and fiber arts studio in Richmond, VA.


tapestry off the loom

25 08 2009

UGH, I finally got my tapestry off the loom.  It’s been a lot of fun, but man, that’s killer!

Here is a low quality pic of it.0825091747a

Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop – July 11 & 12

23 04 2009

I have a Rigid Heddle Weaving Workshop the weekend of July 11 & 12 2009.  The class schedule is intensive for your maximum learning opportunity.  It’s a good workshop to travel to for that reason. There is very nice accomodation close to the studio, and very affordable accomodation within a couple of miles of the studio.

In the workshop, we will cover set-up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom, a variety of tapestry techniques, finishing techniques and the pros and cons of a variety of looms.  Students wishing to learn use of 2 rigid heddles should e-mail me in advance, and we will cover that for them specifically.

Please not that I will be teaching a weeklong rigid heddle weaving class in August at the Touchstone Center for Craft, also.

v. Tallit in progress

5 08 2007

Here is are a couple of pictures of one of the tallitot I am working on right now. From this day, I have 9 days to finish this tallit.
Simultaneously, I am weaving two at Roseneath, with similar due dates. Busy, Busy, Busy. I will try to post daily, but with this much work, It doesn’t always happen.

First class at the new studio in Glen Allen

26 03 2007

Well, Sunday was fun. We had a small start for the new class at Glen Allen. One person is weaving double weave. Another is just beginning a rag runner for her bay window, and the third is warping a tapestry loom. We had several folks drop in, and are looking forward to a couple more people joining us in a week or two.
Please let me know if you are interested.

My weaving

10 03 2007

This is one of my handwoven and handspun tallitot. It is a tencel warp, with a handspun, lace weight singles as weft. The singles is south african fine wool.