Friday, February 28, 2014


Above: more joomchi underway.  Below:  Threading the ARM loom at CIA.

(And a top secret endeavor is officially underway.)

Friday, February 21, 2014


The Morgan has posted their workshop schedule! Follow the link, and sign up for a class. (There are two pages of offerings, by the way.)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

32-5-5-13 (I like numbers.)

Last week's dye-fest yielded 32 balls of variegated yarns.  It took many hours and one very sore shoulder to convert skeins to balls, but now it is nice and tidy.

Today I carded a bunch of fleece from last week.  I ended up with five batts of navy, five of a navy/turquoise blend, and thirteen of straight turquoise.

Monday, February 10, 2014

22 Skeins

Paper has been arriving.  I have the portions doled out for two of my workshops.  One more shipment is on it's way...and then I can wrap up the third.  I cleaned out some of the stock at Paper Connection.  I really can't say enough nice things about them.  If you're looking for handmade papers, give them a peek.

Aimee's show was great.  Awesome work, awesome textures.

Dyed a monstrous amount of yarn this weekend...raw silk, wool of assorted finishes, even some alpaca.  That should be enough for one weaving.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Wind-up Bird & Hard-boiled Course Prep

Felt-making and Tapestry Weaving are both running at CIA, and they start this week.  The confirmation on Friday caught me a bit off-guard.  The enrollment had stayed far below the required number, so I had moved course prep for those classes to the back burner.  As a result, my weekend was a mad dash of dyeing fleece for demonstrations and gathering up samples, supplies, and other sundries.  I still have a few more odds and ends to straighten out tomorrow.  Between ConEd and my regular teaching duties, I'll be running five classes for the next eight weeks.  I feel that spring winding tighter.