Sunday, February 10, 2013

Almost Done

Day two of the Block Weave workshop in Memphis with the two day Efficient Weaver left and thoughts are turning northwards and home.  And a return to winter.  :-/

The news from home is that my computer appears to be dying so one of the first things I will have to do is get that sorted.  Not fun when some of my software is ancient in terms of computing, and has been coaxed into continued service by a good friend who lives an eight hour drive away.  So I may have to risk finding someone local and hope that they don't mess things up.   But when the CPU starts emitting 'alarms' it would be foolish in the extreme to ignore the warning!

On the schedule for weaving?   I have a commission for three tablecloths but that can be held until later in the year for delivery at the craft fair in Calgary so if there is nothing else pressing, Doug should have the hemp wound onto spools ready for the next AGY on linen and hemp.  The yarn for that publication arrived while I have been out of town, so I should be able to start weaving those.  I am projecting either six or seven samples with the usual before and after format.  The plan, if it works out, is to take some of them to Sweden to cold mangle.  But I also have two trips for teaching between now and then so I will just have to see how it goes.

The dyer should also have the first two test warps ready so I also need to slam them on to the loom, wet finish, order the yarn, wind the warps and deliver when I go to Langley for the workshop there in April.

Six months ago my schedule all looked very do-able.  Here's hoping it actually is!


Anonymous said...

We had so much fun, learned a lots, took notes, made samples and wove on differnet looms, during 3 workshops. I understand better the way lace a blocks work. Not only are you a great instructor, you are a wonderful person. I'm Happy to call you friend. Hope you trip home is a good one. Good luck with the computer.

Laura Fry said...

Thanks Judy. :) Made it home just 30 minutes 'late'. Today I'm trying to clear away the administrivia so I can actually get to a loom tomorrow. :)