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Hooked Rugs at Wisconsin
Tuesday, September 18, 2018      3 comments

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool had an exhibit of hooked rugs. Many were of sheep but this one caught my eye: . The piece was beautifully done but adding the but... Read more
Talking about spinning
Sunday, September 16, 2018      3 comments

This was my little table at an event on Saturday where I presented a program on spinning. I demonstrated carding wool, combing wool and spinning on a s... Read more
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool
Monday, September 10, 2018      3 comments

This was a new event for me. Falling near the beginning of September which meant the beginning of the semester it was never a good time for me to be gone from work, when I was working. But this year Dearly Beloved and I planned to go up for two ... Read more
Not my colors but yes to the fibers!
Wednesday, September 05, 2018      2 comments

This is some Polwarth and Silk I purchased at Convergence in July. I needed something completely different to work on at home. Having a bit of a proble... Read more
Here we go again
Tuesday, September 04, 2018      6 comments

My last aunt in Iowa died yesterday morning between responding to the nurses telling her they were going to move her and being half-way turned over. It is a good thing. She was in hospice but they had not yet been able to get her pain controlled... Read more
Again forgetting to take pictures
Sunday, September 02, 2018      1 comments

One loom has about 3 inches woven (no pix) and the other is much farther than this: . I actually have over half the length wound onto the warp beam. I r... Read more
Weaving at the village; Spinning at home
Friday, August 31, 2018      2 comments

Today saw the 200 year old barn loom at the ready-to-weave point (and I forgot to take a picture!) and a second loom at the ready to thread the shafts point (also no picture). In the entire time I was at the village I only spun about 10 minutes ... Read more
Gearing up for the Fall Festival, end of September
Thursday, August 30, 2018      3 comments

It seems too early to be thinking about this as it happens the last full weekend of September, this year on 28-29 September. But I want to have at three or possibly four looms threaded up in the loom house for volunteers to weave on. The barn lo... Read more
Tuesday, August 28, 2018      1 comments

This evening I and a friend were to demonstrate spinning at a local library. We were both on the way when a severe thunderstorm warning developed into a tornado warning. She returned home as she was only 4 blocks away. Dearly Beloved and I conti... Read more
Finally woven off
Saturday, August 25, 2018      8 comments

I had been putting off finishing these rugs in the Mennonite museum because I did not have the next set of rugs ready to go on the loom. Today I finished them, and started threading the loom for the next set. This is what the rugs looked like j... Read more
Wednesday, August 22, 2018      5 comments

This morning was a five deer morning. Something I did not realize - fawns have a tail the same size as adult deer. We saw that when both baby and mama boinged away into the trees. But this group was more interested in eating: ... Read more
Moon Cakes
Wednesday, August 15, 2018      4 comments

Every spring for the last three years a spinning conference has been held in Kansas City. We take over large parts of a downtown hotel with rooms for classes, a vending area, a room for nightly spin-ins, and crowding the halls with various spinn... Read more
Starting a retail space in the Loom House
Tuesday, August 14, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday I started an experiment. A small retail space in the loom house with things I have knitted. The things I make in the loom house or with yarn spun in the loom house go to the gift shop in the entrance building but I thought I would just... Read more
Wednesday was Awesome!!!
Thursday, August 09, 2018      5 comments

At least after I got over my shyness, introversion and fan-squeeing (inside my head). At a spinning conference earlier this year I started talking with Henry Clemes of Clemes and Clemes ( ) about mechanical m... Read more
Looking for something bright
Monday, August 06, 2018      4 comments

I was originally going to try and have four different sheep breed wools on each of the treadle spinning wheels at the village. But I just had to spin something really bright--Cranberry merino on Prince George! ... Read more

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