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M and W Advancing Twill

To take a break from towels (temporarily) I've decided to weave some scarves and revisit some patterns. I dug through my list looking for something classy. Something with style and personality! I had my heart set on the diamonds scarf that I wove on the Megado for a bookmark exchange then rewove using 8/2 tencel a couple of years ago. Then I did a Shannon classic........I knew how many ends and yardage I needed and knew that I had the right color........but was there going to be enough?! Yep....I eyeballed it! I tried hanging sheet rock at the old house once and 'eyeballed it'. You would think I would have learned by the fruit of that project that measuring once and cutting twice was the better option. I had a good inch and a half gap!!! Lots and lots of unnecessaryspackeling! So there I sat on the studio floor Indian style 'eyeballing' the cone of black yarn. Honestly it would have taken merely minutes to walk over to the closet and pull out an empty co…

Towels Towels Towels

So I was trying to figure out if towels are worth making anymore. I like to weave them but, really what I get for them is peanuts....but....I like weaving them. Hmmmm. I went on Etsy and found that I was WAY under priced! It seems that most sellers have their towels listed at a bit more and sold individually! Okie dokie then...time to make some changes. :) Not even a couple of days after the change, I was contacted for a custom order for more towels!!! I still can't believe it! :) It almost seems cliche. I've heard that raising prices can raise sales but, for it to happen!!!!! I'm a happy girl! My good friend Lynn of New Prospect Pottery has some of her items in Byrdcliffe Gallery Guild in Woodstock NY. She was kind enough to send along my site to them and they contacted me asking for some items! Woo hoo! I drove up to the beautiful town with my items, parked in municipal parking 1/2 mile away and trekked to the guild. As I walked I realized that I live relatively close…