August 2019 Newsletter 8/4/2019

Welcome Spinners, Weavers and crafters.  We will be publishing a newsletter every month to keep you up to date on current classes and those in the immediate future as well.

Beginning Weaving on 4 harnesses Monday August 12th and 19th.  10-4 $ 290 plus materials.  You may use our looms or bring your own.  Basics of warping, calculating your project, tensioning and weaving will be covered.

Spinning Classes this month are Wednesday August 7, 14, 21 from 10-11:30 sometimes we go to noon. $40.00 plus materials.  You are welcome to bring fiber you have that you need help with.

Wednesday September 18th we are hosting a Dye workshop.  10-3:00 $145 plus materials fee $20 for dyes used that day.  We have fiber to dye or bring your own.

September we will host another 2 day floor loom weaving class call 810-923-1136 for days or check back in to our newsletter area in September.

New in studio:  *a large order of Frabjous 3 feet of sheep, and lambs tail. Remember lambs tail is super wash so its perfect for socks and the like.  4 and 8 harness wolf pups- a great workshop floor loom.  The 4 harness with 6 treadles is here the 8 due at the end of the month.  The 50th anniversary Schacht Matchless Spinning wheel in cherry is here and beautiful.  Shetland roving back from the mill in many colors.

Our line of Swedish yarns is expanding.  We currently have Tuna 3.5 oz. +/- 330 yards, Mora 3.5 oz. +/- 1035 yards, Rug  or bold tapestry yarn 3.5 oz. +/- 136yds.

Coming soon:  16/1 linen 4.4 oz. +/- 1425 yards,22/2 cottolin  and cotton8.8 oz. +/- 1800 yards.

You still have time to order wheels and looms for the Holiday season.  Let us know your needs.   We are generally open daily, but if you are coming a long way call first so I can take the time to answer all of your questions and show you around.

Have fun,    keep creating  Betty



Travel Wheels and Looms Are Here

Summers here! such a busy time getting the barns ready for the new hay, getting horses worked for the upcoming shows. In the shop we have several travel wheels available, the Ashord Joy in her own carry bag,  Louet Victoria with a back pack and a Kromski Walnut sonata with bag.  Several Rigid Heddle looms and stands, Kromski, Schacht and Glimakra as well.

Super new spinning Fibers from Frabjous Fibers.  “Three Feet of Sheep 8 oz custom dyed BFL-Silk” and Their “Lambs Tail 5 oz Hand dyed Lucky Baaahboo Top” consisting of 60% Superwash Merino 30%Bamboo and 10 % Nylon perfect for a lot of projects but especially socks

We are pleased to announce that Joann Hall ( a specialist in Swedish weaving and well known clinician) will be here at the studio for a weaving workshop in May.  Dates will be solidified in a while as will the curriculum.

For the Summer Mondays and Wednesdays are reserved for Spinning class 1-3PM and Tuesday and Thursday we will focus on weaving 1-3PM. The studio is air conditioned so its a good time to get out of the heat.  All you have to do is call 810-923-1136 and sign up for a day and time.  No more then 3 students will be taken on any given day.  Do you have something you want to learn or revisit but you cant take the time for a whole day at a festival give us a call.  If you work during the day I am available Monday evening from 6:30-8:30 for Spinning and Tuesday 6:30-8:30 for weaving.  If you are in the area feel free to drop in.  If you’re coming a long way call first.

Weaving Workshop Weekends this Fall and Winter are on the following dates.  Mark you calender and send in a $50 deposit to hold your spot.

October 5,6,7:  November 16,17,18;  February 22,23,24;  March 17,18,19 May will be our workshop with Joann Hall after May 9, 2019 dates to be announced.

We only take 4-5 people for each of these workshops to give you personal attention.  We use 4-8 harness looms and an occasional rigid heddle weaver will join us.  This is a great time to try a floor loom if you have not had a chance in the past.

Spinners we have not forgotten you. Wool Breeds- why its important to choose carefully for your project; Carding; preparing wool from fleece, learn to make the yarn you want, color how it works and when it doesn’t.  These are a few ideas that can be covered in the weekly afternoons or evenings just sign up for 4 weeks in a month Mondays and or Wednesdays.

On a personal note I think my vegetable garden may be the best ever, and my granddaughter, all  of a sudden decided she wanted to ride my experience show mare, talk about surprise!!!!!.  My daughter and her family are raising bees for honey and what an amazing story bees can tell.  All in all a pretty great summer unfolding.  Hope yours is doing fine as well.  See you soon Betty

Yarn! and More Yarn Feb 12th 2018

Whether you are a weaver, knitter, crochet enthusiast or fiber artist in general , you will enjoy the new wool yarns arriving gradually over the next month from Sweden.  A beautiful array of color in 4 weights for your artistic pleasure.  The colors and types of yarn will soon be added to the web site.  They have names like Mora ( fine lace weight yarn 1035 yards per  3.5 oz. skein) , Faro ( 665 yds per 3.5 oz. skein) Tuna ( 330 yards per 3.5 oz. skein) and Mattgarn a singles yarn great for tapestry ( 128 yards in a 3.5 oz. skein)

WEAVING CLASSES February – April 2018

Beginning Weaving Floor Loom: Friday 6-9,Saturday & Sunday 9:30-5 Open to Beginners or those with some rigid heddle experience.
Choose February 23-25th or March 23-25th. Use of our looms our looms included with your tuition. You will learn to warp and weave a project that you will complete and take with you during this weekend workshop.  Looms are available for sale for a discount if you are signed up for the class and purchase or order that weekend. $ 225 plus materials.

Tapestry Weaving: 4 week class March 7th-28th 10-12 am
Warp a frame loom, learn basic tapestry weaving techniques.. Beginners and intermediate students will design their project and use. Students should finish a project and learn basic finishing techniques. Various looms can be used including rigid heddle or frame loom. All are available here. $ 125 plus materials

Inkle Loom Weaving: Sat TBA   Let us know you are interested when we get a class we will notify you of the time. Looms available for use or bring your own. Make narrow belts, ribbons and straps etc, too many applications to list. A small portable loom with 100’s of pattern possibilities. The Focus will be “How to Use Read and apply Pattern drafts. We have extra Inkle looms for you to use in the class. $85 plus materials includes loom use.

Triangle Loom Weaving: Exploration
Explore the possibilities when weaving on a continuous stand loom. The class is structured for beginner-advanced. Clothing and accessory design possible as you literally put the pieces together. Looms available for use in this class.  Can be taken week days in 2 consecutive week for 2 hrs. each week

Spinning Classes:
Beginning Spinning: Sat. February 17th & March 17th 10-4
Learn the basics of spinning yarn on a drop spindle, and then on the wheel. This 6 hour class will teach you the basics of making yarn. $85 plus materials

Stop in as soon as you can and see what we’ve been up to.  Find us on google , like us on facebook.

See you soon,  Betty

Livingston Spinners Meets Sat. Feb. 3rd

Come join us and have a 3 hours block to spin, share or just sit quietly.  A wonderful group of fiber artists that enjoy the company of like minded people.

New in the studio as of this week is a new product for the weaver , knitter and crochet enthusiast.  A 4/2 cotton in 6 different colorways and 15 companion solids.  We can’t wait for you to see and try them out.

We will be extending our product line for Ashford, Harrisville and Glimakra.  New on the wish list is an 8 harness Harrisville 22 inch floor loom, Glimakra rigid heddle looms, reed and lease stick holder, temples in all sizes.  Already here is an 8 harness Glimara countermarch loom.  I find it different then the standard Jack looms seen in SE Michigan but easier to warp and you can achieve tighter tension without danger of breaking warp threads.  As for Ashford we will be carrying a full line of their “How to” books, wheels like the Traveler, Traditional, Kiwi and Elizabeth, an  8 harness table loom is next on the list for people with limited space.  The biggest wish is the 2018 is the Ashford 8 harness Jack loom with 38 inch weaving width at a very reasonable price. This loom had been discontinued for 10 years and is back.

Soooooooo…….. January- March

First Saturday of the month Livingston Spinners 10-1.

Second Saturday the shop is closed while I attend Spinners Flock in Saline Ann Arbor.

Third Saturday Spinning Workshop 10-4 tailored to the Beginner but flexible enough to assist the most Advanced Spinners wanting to try something new.  $85 plus materials.

Fourth Saturday Weaving on the Rigid Heddle or floor loom. 10-4  $85 plus materials.

Please go to our new google listing and give us a review and like us on Facebook.



Happy New Year- Welcome 2018

Yes its a new beginning and we are ready to learn a lot and have some fun.

Overview of the January Schedule:

Weekdays ( except Thursdays) we have private and semi private classes in all kinds of spinning and weaving.

First Saturday of the month is the Livingston Spinners: a group that meets from 10-1 and we spin, chat share and plan

Second Saturday of the month we are at Spinner’s Flock in Chelsea Middle school from 10-1.  If you are going and you need some fiber,  or equipment let us know in advance and we will bring it down

Third Saturday of the month is a Spinning Class from 9:30-3  $75 plus materials, limited to 6 participants. A great place for beginners too where you have a lot of time to begin to learn this wonderful productive skill.  Supplies for the class are available for purchase and if you are a beginner  you should try the large selection of wheels we have on the floor before you make a purchase.

Fourth Saturday of the Month is the weaving workshop, limited to 4 participants 9:30-4  $85 plus materials.  Rigid Heddle looms are available for the class and that cost will be calculated in your materials fee.

Its been frigid  cold and the care of the animals has taken a great deal of my time and attentions.  More later.  Questions call or text 810-923-1136

Best Betty




Sale, Sale, Sale, Now December 4-22, 2017

We will be working in the studio and open to the public starting December 4th on Mondays and Fridays 9-4 and Wednesdays 9-2.  Other hours are available just call and make an appointment 810-923-1136.

Keep in mind we have hand made Gifts available for that special someone.   For example: cotton towels in various designs and colors, scarves  etc.

In house equipment, fiber and yarns will be discounted for the duration of the Sale.  We will hold til Christmas if you need that service.

Livingston Spinners will meet Saturday December 2 from 10-1 If you have made items you may want to sell in the studio during this sale bring them with you on Saturday.

We are expanding our newsletter mailing list so please forward you name and email by text if possible to 810-923-1136 or email :

If you have a local fiber farm, or craft send me you information to put in our new page that is hopefully coming soon of our Favorite Links.

Have a wonderful December see you soon



In celebration of a wonderful year and to help our customers,  we will be having an inventory reduction sale December 4-22, 2017.  The hours for the sale are Mondays & Fridays  9-4 and Wednesday 9-2

Call 810-923-1136 to inquire about your needs, wants or Christmas List.

We have other hours available by appointment so please call.  If you are a member of Spinners Flock,  I would be happy to deliver your product to the December meeting.

If you live in Livingston County and are a spinner or want to be,  join us on the first Saturday of every month from 10-1.  This is a time when we get together,  share what we have been working on,   and just relax.

We are all busy making those special gifts, so if you have time, send a picture to  We will try to post it in the gallery.

I am behind quite a bit but I am still  trying very hard to compile a list of local breeders and fiber artists to add to our site.  Please email your contact information and we will add you to the list.  No it hasn’t been put up but my plan is to finish it by January.

Right now wheel and loom assembly is taking a lot of my time so please be patient.

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!