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What's up?!?!?!?

Some wacky stuff is going on behind the scenes. We have decided to go full fledge in the yarn market and create a line of yarns!!! What!?!?!?! This is so much fun. We are hand painting roving in wool and wool blends then spinning. Our first line will be called 'Color Codes'. Here are some results.
This yarn is now available on Etsy!!!
Also, and I may be ahead of myself a little here, if the EtsyFAST challenge for October is the elements, the first in the series is done. FIRE!!!


When North Meets South........

I have no idea what that title is supposed to mean, it was just the first thing that came to mind:)

Sometimes it happens that you make a set of something and someone likes it but they also like something else that is a set. What to do, you ask? Well, break the sets of course:) I don't have a problem with breaking a set and honestly, I should have had them wrapped as a set but did not. Grouping items together doesn't always mean set.....hello!!! Then the challenge came.....I can't just sell one towel (I mean I could but, they are much better as a set) so, off I went to make a complimentary towel. Different but the same. Since it is not the best idea in the world to just dress the loom for one towel, I decided on doing a few sets.
These two pictures show the waffle weave towel from the broken set and the new match using the same light blue still on the loom.

This is another set.

Finally, this set was a blast because of it's optical illusion. When I started weaving I was co…

September EtsyFAST Challenge

Finally the EtsyFAST challenge for September items have been listed. It takes only a few days to finish a project, it is the listing that has been taking a while. I have yet to figure out why. :) Something I'll have to work on, I guess.
One set was an order, the second set is in a gallery, and this set is now available onEtsy.
In other news some more shibori scarves are ready to go for the fall 2007 season and will be in one of the boutiques by October. They have been a lot of fun and although they are a little more work than a regular scarf. I have some serious plans for this upcoming line. The next issue of Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio Newsletter will be available soon!!!

Okay Warping Back to Front Finally

Alrighty. I'm ready. Not only did I decide that warping back to front is the way to go but, I remembered to take pictures of the whole process to document. I encourage everyone out there who warps front to back to take a step out of the box and give this a try. I cut an hour and a half (and that's not even counting beaming!!!) off of my loom dressing time!!! Imagine that!!! I am by no way claiming to have it all down pat as each of us has our own variations but, if you do see where I can improve.......please, I beg of you, let me know;) Here is my experience: Step 1) Count out ends with a cross at only one end. Attach the ends to the back beam. If you have not yet done this before, simply remove the apron rod which you attach the warp and put it through the ends. Be careful to include the first and last thread on the apron rod so that they hold. Next attach the apron rod onto the apron. This step is a little easier if you have one apron rod already attached to the apron and tie…

Special order

Sometimes I get requests for certain colors, this can be a lot of fun because I can bring yarn samples to choose from. I find that most people prefer traditional colors but, in this case, I had someone pick some very bold colors to go with her very bold colored kitchen. She was sure that she wanted green and black in the warp but also sure that she only wanted some of the other colors in the weft. This made deciding where the colors go easy. Since I counted enough ends for three sets of towels, I made three different color layouts for her to finally choose from.


There is also another great perk to this color selection. Etsy Fiber Arts Street Team theme for the month of September is Apples. These colors are a little apple-like so, I'm going to use one of the sets for the challenge. Now just to decided which one, I guess:)

These towels were warped back to front and although I promised on the last post to document the whole process complete with pictures, I simply forgot. I got too ex…