introducing myself

Hi, I'm Rob (Roberta) and I moved to San Antonio a little more than a year ago.  The Southwest School of Art and Craft is a wonderful place here in SA.  I have been studying tapestry weaving there, and this term am enrolled in the studio weaving group, working on a Navajo-technique wall hanging on a 4-harness floor loom.  The pelasures of working in the studio with other weavers has led to a huge collection of fantasies about future projects!

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Posted on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 19:36

I'm marie, in Austin.. and also the group moderator.  I learned to weave sometime as a kid, I don't remember exactly when but it was in Sweden and there were looms sort of everywhere.  My mom, grandmother and all my aunts wove.  My great grandfather was a dye-master.  I really started focusing on it in my late teens, though.. and wove quite a bit then. Then I went to college, picked a practical profession (landscape architecture), did that for some 25 years, managed to get married have a kid during that time, and ended up with some serious health issues (cancer) and career burn-out.So I  quit and decided to go back to the fork in the road not taken, and back to weaving. I think it saved my life.  Next year I'll be VP and program person for the Austin guild, that shouild be ... fun.  Meanwhile I go back to Sweden periodically and take classes at Sätergläntan, which is just awesome. I weave on a 4 shaft CB Glimåkra-- I'll be upgrading it to a CM at some point, but I"m in no hurry. And I also weave on a rigid heddle (Emilia) which is great fun, the rest of the loom herd is my old, old 1977 Minerva I got for my 20th birthday (ahem), an inkle loom and some weaving cards.  I've been thoroughly enjoying the rigid hedddle-- it's a great counterbalance, so to speak, to the big loom.  I love to weave with linen, but am trying to get a hang for wool. I find it much harder :)

Posted on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 22:22

Greetings.

While I am a former long-time resident and wife and mother of native Texans--I live and weave (or is that live to weave) in Colorado now. I visit the Lone Star State several times a year to visit family.

I am always looking for fellow weavers to commune with in the San Angelo area. This visit (in a week) I will be traveling to Dallas for an overnight. Is there a weaving store in the greater metro area for me to visit?

 

Thanks in advance,

Denise

Posted on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 17:17

Hello, I haven't actually begun to weave yet. I'm in the knowledge gathering stage of my journey into weaving. I live in North Richland Hills with my daughter, son, son-in-law and my beautiful granddaughter. I had a minor stroke in 2006 and am now retired so I have all the time in the world to learn. I'm looking forward to reading what y'all have to say.

Cindy Jo

Posted on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:15

Hello, I have been away from this site for a while. I live in Fort Worth and belong to The fort Wort weaver guild. We are a diverse group that meet monthly for most of the year, we also have workshops at least once a year. If your interested I can send you more info.

Teresa

Posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 01:21

Hello Teresa! I live next door to you in North Richland Hills. I am only just now getting into weaving myself. I have a potholder loom at the moment, but am hoping to make a couple looms when I get paid next week. Does the Ft. Worth weaver guild take people who are just getting started and is it limited to membership only if you live in Ft. Worth?

Cindy Jo

Posted on Thu, 06/25/2009 - 19:36

I'm marie, in Austin.. and also the group moderator.  I learned to weave sometime as a kid, I don't remember exactly when but it was in Sweden and there were looms sort of everywhere.  My mom, grandmother and all my aunts wove.  My great grandfather was a dye-master.  I really started focusing on it in my late teens, though.. and wove quite a bit then. Then I went to college, picked a practical profession (landscape architecture), did that for some 25 years, managed to get married have a kid during that time, and ended up with some serious health issues (cancer) and career burn-out.So I  quit and decided to go back to the fork in the road not taken, and back to weaving. I think it saved my life.  Next year I'll be VP and program person for the Austin guild, that shouild be ... fun.  Meanwhile I go back to Sweden periodically and take classes at Sätergläntan, which is just awesome. I weave on a 4 shaft CB Glimåkra-- I'll be upgrading it to a CM at some point, but I"m in no hurry. And I also weave on a rigid heddle (Emilia) which is great fun, the rest of the loom herd is my old, old 1977 Minerva I got for my 20th birthday (ahem), an inkle loom and some weaving cards.  I've been thoroughly enjoying the rigid hedddle-- it's a great counterbalance, so to speak, to the big loom.  I love to weave with linen, but am trying to get a hang for wool. I find it much harder :)

Posted on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 22:22

Greetings.

While I am a former long-time resident and wife and mother of native Texans--I live and weave (or is that live to weave) in Colorado now. I visit the Lone Star State several times a year to visit family.

I am always looking for fellow weavers to commune with in the San Angelo area. This visit (in a week) I will be traveling to Dallas for an overnight. Is there a weaving store in the greater metro area for me to visit?

 

Thanks in advance,

Denise

Posted on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 17:17

Hello, I haven't actually begun to weave yet. I'm in the knowledge gathering stage of my journey into weaving. I live in North Richland Hills with my daughter, son, son-in-law and my beautiful granddaughter. I had a minor stroke in 2006 and am now retired so I have all the time in the world to learn. I'm looking forward to reading what y'all have to say.

Cindy Jo

Posted on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:15

Hello, I have been away from this site for a while. I live in Fort Worth and belong to The fort Wort weaver guild. We are a diverse group that meet monthly for most of the year, we also have workshops at least once a year. If your interested I can send you more info.

Teresa

Posted on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 01:21

Hello Teresa! I live next door to you in North Richland Hills. I am only just now getting into weaving myself. I have a potholder loom at the moment, but am hoping to make a couple looms when I get paid next week. Does the Ft. Worth weaver guild take people who are just getting started and is it limited to membership only if you live in Ft. Worth?

Cindy Jo