Icons now on for the iPad. Im out of town and clueless about getting photos out of my new phone...anywhere...let alone here. If you are on Facebook, I did figure out how to post there. ;)
As an addition to The Book (when ever I get finished writing it!) I arranged for some scanning electron microscope photos
I was going to post some here, but the picture icon isn't showing up for me (I'm on my desktop, so puzzled about the lack of icons). Feel free to visit my blog:
Testing...looks sideways on my iPad, but...it was a warp winding kind of day. :)
Coming out of my fog of stress to begin dealing with spring deadlines...
Just got confirmation from Olds College that I will be teaching level one master weaving there in June. Registration for the two classes here in PG are open and deadline for that is mid-April. I'm hoping both levels will run, but need a minimum of six for them to 'go'. The level one class in Cape Breton is full. Now to start crunching numbers and order in the class supplies. In between trying to get some weaving done. At least the days are noticeably longer and that helps. :)
To the warped side. :)
Working on building up my inventory of place mats. Cut one warp off earlier. Getting the next ready to go into the loom.
Radio silence on my end due to Life, Happening. But I'm back at the loom, not every day, but at least back. And hopefully things will start to calm down a wee bit before May/June gets stupid busy (if all the classes booked fill).
New blogpost today http://laurasloom.blogspot.com
I am finally starting to get to the studio, although still only very short spurts, as the clearing out of my mother's apartment nears an end and her affairs are set in order. I am hoping to begin weaving on the rayon chenille warp I beamed yesterday and threaded/sleyed/tied on today. Hopefully I can get that warp woven off tomorrow afternoon. But we'll see how the final push to clear out the apartment goes. What is left is what we will keep, and finding places for it all will be a bit of a challenge. :(
But it did feel good to finally get back to the loom.
Stash reduction. She says, having just placed a huge order to Maurice Brassard....
Wrestling with typo demo who has sprinkled his wares every where. I won't say I'm winning, for fear of jinxing things!
WoW! Am I ever tired! And I hardly did anything today but answer a few questions. (And lecture for a couple of hours, but...) Great group. Amazing progress. New weavers taking on challenges and nailing them. Makes my little heart go pitty pat. :^)
Spending the weekend teaching six new-ish weavers. Two are returning after a long hiatus so need to refresh. :)
was so busy leaping from loom to loom helping each there was no time for photos. :)
so so happy to see more people wanting to explore making textiles!
Just finished show #2 of this season (we are only doing three this year). Unfortunately doing #3 means packing our personal items tonight, trying to get some sleep, leaving before the crack of dawn (if we can get going), driving 450 miles, unloading, then collapsing into bed for set up Tuesday.
Ah, the glamorous life of an itinerant weaver!
For anyone interested in the business aspect of doing a 'high(er)' end craft fair - see my blog post today http://laurasloom.blogspot.com
Well, that's a good question. Uses of balanced cloth could be counted cross stitch, other embroidery techniques that rely on balanced cloth, plaids and tartans, colour and weave effects, lace weaves, just to name a few off the top of my head. Bwhich admittedly may not be functioning as I can't sleep tonight. :(
for scarves and shawls I sometimes push the balance 'off' for more warp emphasis, using a thicker warp and finer weft.