Tuesday, August 31, 2010

As many of you may know, rental of looms is available at our center. One customer came from Texas and sent us this letter after arriving home.

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.
Are you looking for a bargain today? We have hand created glass buttons on sale for 50% off this week. Along wtih that we just received some beautiful almost new, and some never used shuttles. We received boat, rag and end feed shuttles. There are also some spinning aids like diz's, and a little niddy noddy, back in our Sale Corner. The prices are too good to pass up on.
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

Good news for weavers. We just received 1" Linen Testers in our store. These magnifying lenses come in a metal frame along with a nice protective case. These are extremely helpful in counting your picks per inch (ppi) to match your ends per inch (epi), so you end up with an evenly woven cloth. This item is available both online and in our retail store.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hello Everyone. We have good news for you. First of all Marilyn's surgery went quite well and she is recovering as well as can be expected. Keep her recovery in your thoughts.

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

We just received some great new books in our store. First we have the long awaited Doubleweave by Jennifer Moore. You can purchase the video to go along with the book.

For those of you that love your rigid heddle loom we have the just out the weavers idea book by Jane Patrick. It has so many great ideas you will be busy for months. The book is spiral bound so it lays out easy for following directions. You can purchase them on our website http://www.eugenetextilecenter.com/ or come into the store where you will receive topnotch service.