Sunday, August 26, 2012

Here We Go Again!

Finished weaving the sample this morning and cut the 'before' samples, serging the rest to be wet finished.  I'm planning on 145 copies, as for the cotton, but of course that may change.

Beginning a big project is a bit - daunting - perhaps is the best word.  It's exciting and scary all at the same time.  Will it work?  Will I be happy with the results?  Will anyone else be interested enough to buy?

When I started this blog, nearly 4 years ago, I had no idea I had this much to say about weaving.  Not only have I wound up posting (embarrassingly) nearly every day, I still contribute to the chat groups and write articles for publication.  And now another self-published publication is underway.

When I see how often I post here I oftentimes feel like I should just be quiet!  And then people approach me at conferences or workshops and say they check my blog every day.  Which sort of gives me permission to write/post often.  :}

Anon mentioned in a comment that it would be good if I could travel around to help people with their posture and processes.  Well, I am, sort of.  Several guilds and conferences have booked me to come to their area and present workshops on working efficiently/ergonomically.  The next is next month in Texas.  Then January at the John C. Campbell Folk School - the title is Weaving Boot Camp, but no doubt we will cover ergonomics there - and so on.

I think I've got all my booked workshops listed on my schedule page (although a niggling thought that I'm missing one means I ought to go through my emails to check).  A couple more groups are talking to me about it and details will be listed on my website as they become available.

2013 is going to be a very busy year for travelling.  One of the trips I really want to make is to go across the pond.  One date is reserved for Scotland  in mid-May but mostly I think I will be touring, hopefully with a friend.  Again, details are waiting to be finalized.

Anyway, back to A Good Yarn: Rayon - I'm hoping to get it finished sometime in the spring but with so many trips (teaching, craft fair circuit, teaching again) I have to get started now.  But I also need to work on more inventory for the craft fairs, so will have to really get focussed so that I can be as productive as I need to be.


Sandra Rude said...

Be quiet? No. Keep it up!

Ellen said...

Please keep blogging often. I've learned SO much from you..

Anonymous said...

310shoontsesuetocYes, I also read your notes every day and have learned so much. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

DebbieB said...

Please count me as one who reads you every day! I always glean a tip or two for becoming a better efficient weaver - and a smile or two as well.

I'm going to contact you next weekend (Labor Day).

Anonymous said...

Yes. please keep blogging everyday. I'm learning so much from your blogs. And I can't wait for your next Your Good Yarn-Rayon. I loved the one on cotton. A lot of good information in it.

r giesbrecht said...

Yup, I check it most days - keep writing along with the weaving! It is a great gift to the weaving community.