Sunday, July 31, 2011


Again, a thank you to the organizers. They worked long and hard trying to please all of us. We had a great show; much less to pack out and much more room for our shopping.

The Bateman books and Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes sold out quickly. But don’t despair, I’ve poked around the studio and found more copies of both and have reordered. So, if you missed them at the show just email us to order a copy (

Diane and I have always had a soft spot for fine threads, and it seems we’re not alone! We introduced Czarina (210/2 silk) and Ranee (140/2 silk) at Midwest Weavers and they flew out the door. Just a handful of Czarina left and only a bit more than that of Ranee. With no samples!

Now we're home for a bit and are looking to weave! I want to use the Ranee as the tabby weft in a Bateman design and the Czarina for a kumihimo braid.  Tell us what you're planning to do with your new purchases! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Midwest Weavers Conference

Had a wonderful time in Michigan! The organizers of Midwest Weavers worked long and hard, and hopefully are now enjoying a long, deserved bit of R&R. The next conference will be in Kansas and we’re looking forward to it (plotting what’s interesting to stop and see between here and there…)
We’ll be posting pictures from the Exhibit on the website, but here’s a sneak preview and more are on Flickr.

Best of Show
Best of Show

First Place 4 shafts or less
Joy of Weaving Exhibit

First Place 5-8 Shafts
Woodland Joy

First Place More Than 8

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Yarn Bombing

My husband showed me an article on yarn bombing in the newspaper this morning.  He then commented that he lives in a house constantly under attack from yarn bombs!  It says right there in the article that, “yarn-bombing temporarily beautifies ordinary objects of everyday life”, so I pointed out how fortunate he is to be able to experience a constantly changing gallery of art.  I'm not sure how this applies to those wisps of yarn making their way up the stairs, but... performance art? perhaps. 

The next exhibit in our little gallery is entitled "Performance on removing yarn tangled in the vacuum cleaner".......