Last night I drove the 40 miles to Milan to meet with the "2006 Arts Meander" people. We discussed our upcoming campaign, picked up signs and proofed the brochure. The Arts Meander is a studio tour of over 40 Southwest Minnesota artist's studios and takes place September 29, 30 and October 1. This is only 1 month before my scheduled project end date, so by then I should have at least 1 and probably more completed tapestries in the studio as well as work in progress on the loom. We have two artists showing in Canby this year, and it will be my second year on the tour, so I'm hoping that we will get more people coming down our way. For more Meander information, go to www.artsmeander.com .
I set up a demo table at the Summer Rec sign-up for the Canby Elementary School yesterday afternoon, and have lots of interest (two sessions full, and working on the third!) for the Intro to Fibers class I'm teaching this Summer. I'm also getting ready for my booth at the scrapbooking getaway weekend in Marshall and warping my Glimakra Countermarche loom with a set of runners and mats for Kelly Marshall. This is my weaving contract job, and helps keep the wheels greased when the yarn sales get slow around here. Each warp is about 70 feet long and takes about 50 hours of weaving time to complete. It's fairly labor intensive, and I try to only weave for an hour or two at a time to keep from ruining my back and arms. The tapestry weaving will be a nice change, or at least a different motion. Needless to say, I didn't do any spinning yesterday!