Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Marilyn had another surgery last Friday and she is doing well. She is hoping to go home on Thursday.
We will be open all day (10am-5:30pm) on Thursday, December 24th for you last minute shopping. Remember that is the last day to take advantage of the 10% off all Schacht and Ashford looms. We only have a few 8 Shaft Baby Wolfs left.
I want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday, and a very Healthy Prosperous New Year. All of us here at Eugene Textile Center apprecaite everyone who has been by the store whether to just visit the gallery, come by and see what the store has to offer and most of all to shop.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I have some wonderful news for you weavers who have been dreaming of a new loom. ETC is selling all Ashford and Schacht Looms for 10% off the original price until Christmas. It's time to whisper that information into Santa's ear, or tell one of his elves. ;)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Oh I almost forgot to tell you that we got some beautiful fibers for spinning in all dyed with Natural Dyes. We have small carde wool-mohair batts and silk noil along with some bamboo. Come and check it out.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Also don't forget ETC will have a booth at the Fiber Festival at the Josephine County Fairgrounds next weekend, November 13th and 14th. We will have a nice large booth with lots to stimulate your creative appetite . We look forward to seeing you there.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The Old World New Age felt class with Marilou Moschetti was a huge success. Everyone went home with at least one beautiful piece of wearable art. Most people had at least two felted pieces. Hopefully we will be able to get Marilou back here again for those of you who missed this opportunity.
Coming up next is the Chinese Sewing Kit class this Saturday, October 16th, to be taught by our own wonderful Marilyn. Yes you read that correctly, Marilyn is back in the center part time. She is healing well and it is a pleasure to see her smiling face around her once again. The sewing kit can be used for many purposes other than just sewing supplies. Marilyn had many of them in her last show at the Jacobs Gallery here in Eugene. I bet you didn't even know they were sewing kits when you saw them. So lets fill this class up and welcome Marilyn back to teaching with enthusiastic fiber students.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
P.S. Don't forget you can call the store to register for classes offered in the brochure or register online.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
OBTW (oh by the way) I just discovered there is a great coupon online for instore purchases on our web site. Cut yours out and save some money on ETC.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
For those who are looking for instruction in weaving we now have a good supply of Doramay Keasbey's book Pattern Techniques for Handweavers. Doramay makes it fun and easy to understand and then weave fabrics that will look complicated but are actually loom controlled patterns. You will be impressed with what you can do.
I want to let all those spinners out there that we have a wonderful class taught by Janis Thompson, Spinning the Next Level. I encourage all those beginning students who learned to spin from Leslie to take this class. You will learn how to adjust your wheel to create the yarns you want by learning how to set up your ratios between the whorl and wheel. It is a marvelous class and Janis is an enthusiastic teacher who freely shares her knowledge. Her next class is Monday October 18th.
Friday, September 3, 2010
I just sent out an Email from the center so if you did not get it let us know so we can get you on that list.
We have a coupon in it for $10 dollars off every $100 you spend in the store.
Our used looms are on sale as we have an abundance of them. There are some real beautiful ones. I just picked up 3 to put on consignment. We also have many used reeds for sale so you can call and check out the sizes that might fit your loom.
Our Number is 541-688-1565.
The center has been booming with activity lately. Come by if you are in the area and see what is happening.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Dear folks at ETC- Last week I was visiting a friend in Junction City, and while he was working I rented a loom in your store. It proved to be a terrific experience... I imagined I'd be left to figure the new-to-me loom on my own, and what actually happened was I had a lot of guidance and encouragement--I ended up feeling like I had private weaving lessons! It was great to interact with the staff and customers. I liked being able to take weaving breaks and look at the lovely yarn and spinning wheels and used weaving equipment. I live in a city of 2 million people and we don't have a shop nearly so nice there! I learned so much and came away with 3 overshot projects and plenty of memories. An exceptional value--thanks so much!
It was such a pleasure to have Wendy here, and hope to have more people come in and weave at ETC.
Our new class schedule is out. We have the printout copys here at the store. Soon they will all be online also.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tomorrow, 8/18/10 at the Lane County Fair in the atrium area, the Eugene Weaver's Guild will be demonstrating. Our store employee Leslie will also be there, weaving on our new portable loom built by Ashford, called the Katie. Ask her to show you all the special features it has to offer.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I will be returning to work at ETC, at least part-time, beginning Monday June 7. Suzie will be away on Whidbey Island. She and Leslie, Joan and Patty have kept things going strong while I was out of commission. I'll be back to teaching on Wednesday, a dye class with procion dye on cellulose fibers, cotton, etc. I look forward to seeing everyone again.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I have been home from hospital for 8 days. According to the professionals, I am doing very well. On last beautiful sunny Sunday I walked with Larry and my walker to the corner and back. I felt lucky to be able to do that. Soon I’ll be using a cane instead of a walker. I’ve had family and dear friends here helping out the last couple weeks. I haven’t seen my show at Jacob’s Gallery at the Hult Center yet, but will as time and health permit.
So many of you have sent healing thoughts, food, cards, flowers. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to have friends who are so considerate. Thank you for your kindnesses.
Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Christian D. Larson
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
: I rented the Ashford Joy from you yesterday- Thank you SOOO much. I had so much fun yesterday getting to know the wheel and spinning some fun, chunky yarn (I am still new at spinning). I already want to go buy a bulky flyer. :) Thanks again for offering this renting option so I could afford to spin now and not wait months. You have no idea how much that means. (My husband is away for a few months and this will help distract me). I look forward to continuing my business with you and sharing your company with anyone I meet. (I'm already getting a friend of mine into drop spinning) I really love your staff and your supplies, you guys are great. Thanks again!!
Source: Handwoven Magazine
Comments: No reply necessary. I just want to thank you for the generous sample of mercerized cotton, (natural) that you sent. I just got it. When I finish this note I'll be placing an order. Incidetally, I'm going to use it to weave the placemats that were featured in last Nov./Dec. issue of Handwoven. They're perfect for the handwoven gifts my family hinted about. If you're the Suzie who designed them, many thanks for sharing these beautiful patterns!! Mary Lou
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Marilyn will be going in for surgery on Tuesday, I am going to Whidbey Island to assist at the Weavers' School and Leslie and Joan will be holding the fort down.
I will be getting better and better at this blogging stuff.
Oh yeah we got the Kromski Fantasia Spinning Wheels in today oh my gosh I am in love. They are so beautiful and spin nice too. Come in a try one out.
All for now