Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Fun Opportunity

Rob Mertens at the University of Oregon is hosting a very special Spin In at Lawrence Hall in the Laverne Krause Gallery Jan. 1rst thru Feb. 4th, 4-6pm. This is part of a larger installation and curated show entitled "Historicity". Wheels and fibers will be provided if you don't want to bring your own. The yarn you spin can be donated to contribute to a larger evolving-installation throughtout the show. The purpose of this is to connect the university with the larger fiber community of Eugene and promote spinning to the nation. Both Suzie and Leslie from ETC will be particitpating and hope that some of our wonderful friends will join us. Spinners of all skill levels are wanted, even new beginners as they make some of the most wonderful creative yarns. Feel free to contact us here at ETC for more information.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

She is soooo cute!

I am happy to announce that Suzie has a new granddaughter, Lillian Liles. She was born on January 19th in Lemoore California. In this photo she is wrapped in the blanket Suzie wove for her and is featured in the last issue of Handwoven Magazine. Congratulations to the Liles family.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Synergy. Just the sound of the word brings a smile to my face. Wikipedia defines synergy as the potential ability of individuals to be more successful or productive as a a result of combined action or functioning. In other words, lets say you are here at ETC working on a project of felting. In the weaving studio someone else is weaving and the spinning group is also here making beautiful yarns. Just the presence of the weaver and the spinners help the felter be more creative and productive. In reality we are all chatting and sharing ideas. We take breaks to oooh and aaah over the others work. And when asked we can offer our ideas too. And lets not forget that while using the studio space here you can usually get help from one of the staff. We are starting to get more peole who are taking advantage of renting the studio space here. Our two newest artists are Abby and Wendy who have found the space invaluable. Come on by and join the fun and spread more synergy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spinning Group

Just a reminder that the Spinning Group that meets at ETC will be meeting this Thursday from 2 - 4pm. It has been many weeks since we were together so I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. Hopefully some of you new spinners will join us too.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Happy and Healthy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. So I am wondering, how many of you made a New Years resolution? I have a few things I want to accomplish this year. I want to finish spinning enough yarn to weave a queen size blanket for my bed. I want to weave the blanket this year before summer is over. I want to try more of the fibers we have here at the store that I have not yet worked with. Just before Christmas I used some of the recycled Sari Silk. Oh my it was so nice. I made one scarf witht the yarn and one with the ribbon for gifts. Both gifts were a hit. I hope you come on by the store to get some ideas to work on your next project. Remember we are here to help you with any questions you may have so take advantage of our resourceful staff.