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