Sunday, May 20, 2007

Busy? Wow!

We are nearing the end of the quarter and the Summer issue of the newsletter will be out soon!!! Hooray!!!


Community Day was an absolute blast!!! We met a lot of really great people, the demonstrations went awesome, and I got a tan:) I'm finding that there are many different types of markets out there (obviously) and I'm really looking forward to experiencing them and finding my niche. All in all words cannot describe how wonderful of a day it was. Peace.....ahhhh.


Monday we hoped into the truck and drove to MA to pick up a new loom for the studio. We got a chance to meet Tom Beaudet from Leclerc. What an honor. When I told him that I owned a Voyager, he remarked on how he had designed the loom. My jaw, as well as Urs's, hit the floor while Jaime elbowed Urs (she had no idea what we were talking about....she's a knitter;). We had met 'the man' when it comes to looms, as far as I'm concered. As soon as I got back I ran to the studio and looked on the back of the Voyager and sure enough, there was his name. We were impressed at the time he took to explain the loom and how thorough he was. The only challage I had was getting it into the studio, which is on the second floor.....the loom width is 72". That was a blast getting up the stairs;)


Remember the 30/2 tencel I was going to work with? That is now on the back burner:) I've decided to go ahead with some table mats for my 'naked' dinning room. The first project on a new loom should be one for the owner (just an opinion). I'm working with 8 shafts in a monk's belt pattern that I could have very well done with 4 shafts. To boot, it is mostly plain weave:) My husband looks at me and shakes his head, pats me on the back, and says, "It looks nice, honey but, couldn't you just do that on one of the other looms?" Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.....he is so understanding:)





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