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Monday, June 26, 2006


It's been a while since my last post! I have been so busy weaving and trying to keep up with the rest of my life, that I haven't had much computer time. I haven't made much progress on the tapestry project. I'm trying to spin a bit every day, but not always getting there. Here's a picture of the plied Jacobs Sheep yarn. I'm winding it off of the bobbin onto a niddy noddy to make it into a skein. Then I will wash it in warm water with some Kookaburra Woolwash. That sets the twist and will help mothproof it a bit (I hope). After the skein is dry, I wind it into a ball and it's ready to use. I've started another skein of a very dark brown solid Jacobs wool at home, and I still need to finish up the white mohair at the store. I also have been going through my other fiber and have lots of wonderful colors and blends to spin up. I'll have to warp the loom pretty soon!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Don't quit your day job!

I haven't posted lately, as I am very busy trying to get ahead on the weaving I do for Kelly Marshall of Custom Woven Interiors. Here's a picture of the current runner that is on my 10 harness countermarch production loom.

I have gotten the tapestry loom moved into the store, and it's settled into a nice location that sort of divides the room into yarn store and weaving studio. I've taken the old warp off and removed the reed (which is very rusty - I may have to replace it?) but I haven't made time to wash it up yet. I did pick up a bottle of Murphy's Oil Soap, which works well on finished wood. Right now though, I have a deadline with Kelly, so back to the rep weave runners!