Monday, June 8, 2015

Ground Hog Day

Look familiar?  It should.  It's the state of the studio - still.  I'm beginning to feel like a character in Ground Hog Day - you know, the same day that dawns over and over again?

I've not touched the looms at all for days because it has been a repeat of warp winding, cone winding, label making, applying...

I've said it before and I'm going to say it again.  I am not going to miss doing yarn sales.  The amount of time and effort required?  The hefting of heavy boxes, standing (usually) on concrete, long hours, long drives...I'm so done.

We will still be doing craft fairs, but only in the fall.  It's not much fun driving through the mountains in the winter, but needs must.  If I'm going to use up my stash creating boxes of textiles, they have to be sold.  And the best time to sell them is right before Christmas, so....

I will have copies of A Good Yarn: Rayon and Weave a V (latter by Kerstin Froberg) for sale at Olds.  I'm also not doing publications any more - at least, not 'real' ones.  It remains to be seen if I will actually get to doing digital ones.


steelwool said...

Love reading your blog. While I have looms and can weave, I would not call myself a weaver, more a spinner. I am so thrilled to have found someone "real", someone who seems to have an occasional difficulty but who I know is a world class weaver. I have enjoyed your videos too. The trapeze for warping looks great. I have been sticking to shorter warps but your hints and tips made so much sense.............thanks for all your help.

Laura Fry said...

Glad you find it interesting. The thing is, we all run into difficulty. The trick is to not let that stop us! ;)