Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Little of What has Been Going On

Tons to tell of here at Sunrise:
  1. We have found out that Ursula is pregnant after a long waited 6 years!!! Woo hoo!!! Congrats!!! We are so excited for her:)

  2. Chrissy has taken up weaving lessons from yours truly:)

  3. We have acquired yet another loom..........that would be #4:) You can never have too many:)

  4. We are now offering some different products.

Okie dokie. With all of that said.........it has been an event filled month. Not only did we receive wonderful news of Ursula's pregnancy but, we are in the works of moving forward as a team. I always love to watch the way we work together and fill in each others cracks. I also love to watch us grow in our work. Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio is looking to do a few shows again this summer as well as kick up the production another notch. Sales are up on hand spun yarn and I am hoping for the same with hand wovens come show time. I have opted, at this time, not to open a second Etsy shop for hand wovens. I'm back and forth on this constantly.....it's maddening:)

Recently, with my last project, I found that my son pays more attention to me than I knew. I seldom weave, spin, or dye during his waking hours. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if he picked up some knitting needles and made himself a pair of socks;) I also normally don't let him into the studio only because it is not 'kid safe' and he tends to go for stuff he shouldn't like tacks and the printer, etc. I brought him in one day and sat him on my lap while I threw a few picks on a set of 'Beach Bum' towels I was working on. He helped me count the treadles out loud and when I finished the set I was working on he happily said, "Oh wow!!! That's nice!!!" I literally fell off the chair laughing. He thought it was funny too and repeated it about 80 times. I may have changed my mind..............I think he would be a great moral booster in the studio:)
We are now offering self stripping sock yarn and hand carded batts:) How fun is that?!!??! I LOVE knitting socks and Chrissy has really out done herself with the color selection. Stay tuned for some wonderful yarns and fibers.

In the last post, I talked about doing a weaving demonstration in the huge floor to ceiling windows of the Wurtsboro Art Alliance. Well, wonderful Janet sent me pictures so.........I figured I would share:) Perhaps one day Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio will have it's own store front on Sullivan St. Hmmmmmm. Also, please check out the website at www.waagallery.org and some of the artists. More will be added soon!

Lastly, here is the new loom pictured below on the sellers porch. It is a counter balance loom made by the Reed Loom Company. I'm not even going to say how much I got it for. Honestly, it was a steal!!! It very well may be time to part with the loom I learned on, the one pictured above. It too is from the Reed Loom Company, a Weaver's Friend modified to counter balance with four shafts. Something I may have to think about:) Ok......here is the new one.

Until next time...........happy happy:)

3 comments:

skiingweaver said...

Oooh! Yummy! A new loom, I'm all jealous! :) And no wonder your handspun is flying off the virtual shelves - it's gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. And I *love* the picture of your little man weaver, how adorable.

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Your son is awesomely adorable, teach him young and you never know. BTW, they are sponges, and they repeat EVERYTHING you say LOL.

Good Luck with the new loom and your Esty store.

Alpaca Granny said...

Just found your blog through Kristin/SkiingWeaver. Will be back.
Maple