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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
Spinning at the village
Saturday, August 04, 2018      3 comments

Everything started yesterday (Friday). Thursday night I was in Chicago for a meeting so Dearly Beloved and I got up early and were on the road before 6am to get home for me to jump out of one vehicle, trade stuff in my backpack, and jump in my a... Read more
Green and Blue
Monday, July 30, 2018      6 comments

Green And Blue - Merino fiber moves from this: . To something very silly (but cute): ... Read more
Friday craziness
Saturday, July 28, 2018      4 comments

Friday 8,500 bicycles were ridden through the small town where the historical village is located. The village had free admission with several of the old pieces of equipment (Amish buggy, fire truck from about 1945, thresher, old tractor) were lo... Read more
One bobbin spinning wheels
Thursday, July 26, 2018      2 comments

All the spinning wheels that have been fixed and reconditioned at the village have only one bobbin. That means when it is full or, in the case of the Tyrolean, holds all the fiber that I have to spin, I have to wind off the yarn to empty the bob... Read more
I am a Machine!
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      3 comments

This is according to a quiz that I just took as to "What Kind of Knitter are You?". What Type of Knitter Are You? The Machine You’ve got multiple projects going all the time and you crank them out faster than a caffeinated cheetah. Y... Read more

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