Monthly Archives: December 2013

Spinning Into the New Year

I think this may be my favorite time of the year – the respite between the activity leading up to Christmas and the start of a new year.  I never plan anything if I can help it.  Somehow, with the glow of celebration still around me and satisfaction from my completed (or not) gift creations still intact, the new year seems […]

Holiday Gifts – TIME!

Every year this time I overcommit. Every year. Without fail. This year I was convinced I would do things differently. After all, I am not working for a corporation, I am not commuting 2 1/2 hours by plane each week, my family is doing okay, and my only travel plans are post holiday to sunshine. One would think all […]

To Tie (a Knot) or Not to Tie

There is an ongoing discussion about whether or not it makes sense to tie on to an exiting warp.  While I don’t think it always makes sense, there are certainly times when it is the elegant solution.  I had this experience recently and thought I would share.

I like to tie on for two primary reasons: when I want to […]

By |December 13th, 2013|Weaving|1 Comment|

My First Sale

Our community has a twice yearly artist tour.  Studios are open and stocked with the work of the owners and collectives.  People drive from studio to studio investigating new directions of familiar friends or finding new artists.  It is a wonderful way for creators and purchasers to find each other.  Until this weekend, I have been on the purchasing […]

Weaving dish towels

What a learning experience this project has been.  I am somewhat pleased with the result, but it isn’t quite what I had hoped.  Let me start at the beginning.

About a month ago, I agreed to have some things to sell in our local studio art tour.  We have a pretty vibrant arts community here and twice a year the […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Weaving|1 Comment|