Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Away and Here again

The previous two weeks Susie was away at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina. She was teaching her favorite class, Weaving Lace with Linen. She said her students were so excited to learn and did some great weavings. I begged her to take some photographs while she was there but she was too busy, she said. Her husband took a class in Metalsmithing. The weather there was hot and humid as we heard on the news. But now she is back for two weeks until she leaves to teach at the Weaver's School in Washington on Whidbey Island.
At ETC we are sending our reliable Leslie up to Portland to have a booth for the store at Sock Summit. Leslie loves going off and doing these shows. She says you put her in a room full of fiber and nice people and she is in heaven. If you happen to be going to sock summit stop in and say hello. Tell her you read about her on the blog.
The sign-ups for Jennifer Moore's doubleweave class are rolling in. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to learn from the queen of Doubleweave. Don't tell her I said that.
At the store we have a gallery exhibit of Marilyn Robert's work and the Moveable Feast from Lane Community College students. I hope you get a chance to come by and see both of these shows.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rigid Heddle Shawl

This is Laura. She recently, (in the last 6 months) purchased a Schachtt Flip, rigid heddle loom. Since then she has been busy weaving away. This is her latest project that she brought in to share. With beautiful Shetland wool as the warp and Noro Kuryon wool for the weft she wove this beautiful shawl. Notice the subtle color changes in her piece. We also have mochi yarn here that gives the same look. Laura has two young children, one who is learning to weave and wants her own rigid heddle loom. One comment she made was that she can weave and still keep an eye on the kids playing. "It is easy to stop and pick it right back up again. We congratulate her on a splendid shawl, just perfect for those chilly days.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

I have been so busy that I actually forgot to post in this blog. After Black Sheep I was so exhausted. Then two weekends later was Art in the Vineyard. I helped the organizer set up a booth for volunteers to come and spin yarn, knit, weave and to show off fiber work of this community. Several stores in Eugene also had some of their staff or clientele come and demonstrate. The third day was July 4th and many of us stayed and watched the wonderful fireworks together.
Now we are getting geared up for Sock Summit in Portland the end of July. This will be the first time ETC will have a booth there and we are so excited. We ordered some great new books for sock knitters and others. I picked out the books myself so I hope you like them and purchase them. One especially great book is called The Knitters Companion which has all the info you need in a small compact book. Come and check it out and I think you will agree it's a must have.
If you live in or near Eugene I suggest you come on by and see Marilyn's work in the gallery and some fun knitting work from the students at Lane Community College. Their yearly Moveable Feast is even larger this year. And don't forget the spinning group meets here every Thursday from 2-4pm.