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.

C

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small loom weaving class – thurs. nights

9 09 2009

I’m beginning a small looms weaving class on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 9:00.

The first session will meet from 9/24 – 10/15.  It’s 10 instructional hours.

This is in the far west end of Richmond, VA.  Contact me if you are interested.  It’s rigid heddle looms, table looms, frame looms, and tapestry looms.

I’ve also posted a couple of wetfelting-by-hand classes. hat-felting, and rug felting, and a weekday and weeknight sewing class.  HOpe this helps some of you that I had to put on the waiting list.  visit the ‘contact me’ page for information on how to reach me if you have questions.  Much love.

Cherri





Student work and "What’s on your loom"

14 01 2008






Hi,
Well, there are several new students at the Glen Allen location. I knew I had 2 new students coming in yesterday, so I brought in a new loom, Had one of the current students bring in her own loom, where she had been using one of mine, and felt that we were set to go. Well, as luck would have it, we had 3 students come in! There was a last minute registration and I am full beyond capacity! The good news is that usually students don’t get on the loom the first night of class. They usually plan their project, measure warp, tie the choke ties, and the ties that preserve the cross and insert lea sticks. Week 2, we go to the loom. What a lifesaver that is! Now I have a week to find another loom. Of course, I could just weave madly and get my work off the loom I’m using…..hey, that’s a great idea. She can have my loom. How long do you think it will take me to weave 13 yards? Guess we’ll find out.

Here are a few pictures of what’s in the works. Margaret has the white on dark brown warp. That’s at Roseneath. She is making pillows. The orange and pink on dark brown is Kelly’s. She is making pillows also. The fiesta colors is Rebecca’s linen huck table runner. It’s an inspired piece. Rebecca is a very accomplished weaver. Let’s see, the grey and black reversing twill is Lisa’s. Do all Lisa’s make wonderful weavers, and if I change my name, will it make me a better weaver? Hahahaha.
Uhm, let’s see, where was I? Oh yes. the beautiful black and blue piece is a scarf that Erika is making. She is working on a sampler, using p.13 of Marguerite Davison’s pattern book. This is only Erika’s 3rd weaving. Isn’t she doing well? I’m so proud of her;0)

Well, I’ll post pics of my stuff in a few minutes.
Cherri





Student work and "What’s on your loom"

14 01 2008






Hi,
Well, there are several new students at the Glen Allen location. I knew I had 2 new students coming in yesterday, so I brought in a new loom, Had one of the current students bring in her own loom, where she had been using one of mine, and felt that we were set to go. Well, as luck would have it, we had 3 students come in! There was a last minute registration and I am full beyond capacity! The good news is that usually students don’t get on the loom the first night of class. They usually plan their project, measure warp, tie the choke ties, and the ties that preserve the cross and insert lea sticks. Week 2, we go to the loom. What a lifesaver that is! Now I have a week to find another loom. Of course, I could just weave madly and get my work off the loom I’m using…..hey, that’s a great idea. She can have my loom. How long do you think it will take me to weave 13 yards? Guess we’ll find out.

Here are a few pictures of what’s in the works. Margaret has the white on dark brown warp. That’s at Roseneath. She is making pillows. The orange and pink on dark brown is Kelly’s. She is making pillows also. The fiesta colors is Rebecca’s linen huck table runner. It’s an inspired piece. Rebecca is a very accomplished weaver. Let’s see, the grey and black reversing twill is Lisa’s. Do all Lisa’s make wonderful weavers, and if I change my name, will it make me a better weaver? Hahahaha.
Uhm, let’s see, where was I? Oh yes. the beautiful black and blue piece is a scarf that Erika is making. She is working on a sampler, using p.13 of Marguerite Davison’s pattern book. This is only Erika’s 3rd weaving. Isn’t she doing well? I’m so proud of her;0)

Well, I’ll post pics of my stuff in a few minutes.
Cherri





Student work and "What’s on your loom"

14 01 2008






Hi,
Well, there are several new students at the Glen Allen location. I knew I had 2 new students coming in yesterday, so I brought in a new loom, Had one of the current students bring in her own loom, where she had been using one of mine, and felt that we were set to go. Well, as luck would have it, we had 3 students come in! There was a last minute registration and I am full beyond capacity! The good news is that usually students don’t get on the loom the first night of class. They usually plan their project, measure warp, tie the choke ties, and the ties that preserve the cross and insert lea sticks. Week 2, we go to the loom. What a lifesaver that is! Now I have a week to find another loom. Of course, I could just weave madly and get my work off the loom I’m using…..hey, that’s a great idea. She can have my loom. How long do you think it will take me to weave 13 yards? Guess we’ll find out.

Here are a few pictures of what’s in the works. Margaret has the white on dark brown warp. That’s at Roseneath. She is making pillows. The orange and pink on dark brown is Kelly’s. She is making pillows also. The fiesta colors is Rebecca’s linen huck table runner. It’s an inspired piece. Rebecca is a very accomplished weaver. Let’s see, the grey and black reversing twill is Lisa’s. Do all Lisa’s make wonderful weavers, and if I change my name, will it make me a better weaver? Hahahaha.
Uhm, let’s see, where was I? Oh yes. the beautiful black and blue piece is a scarf that Erika is making. She is working on a sampler, using p.13 of Marguerite Davison’s pattern book. This is only Erika’s 3rd weaving. Isn’t she doing well? I’m so proud of her;0)

Well, I’ll post pics of my stuff in a few minutes.
Cherri