Friday, September 9, 2011

Another new toy


On my way to visit family in Green Bay, I stopped at a nice little shop in Fondulac called Woolgatherers just to look around. I walked out with a new Ashford 16" rigid heddle loom. When I got home from my visit I put it together (waxing it with furniture wax first). I let it dry over night. It was actually easy to assemble, and I was warping it right away. With only a few breaks here and there, I had a scarf done by evening. I really love my new loom. I Have her warped up and ready for another scarf. BUT....Today is the first day of the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival and I have a class with Stephania Isaccson usin natural dyes. I'm so excited I couldn't sleep last night-silly, I know-but I wait all year for this and plan my vacation around it. I have a spinning goat fibers class tomorrow with Amy Tyler. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and tell everyone all about it next week. Happy Fibery weekend!!!

10 comments:

  1. Hi, just wanted to let you know the bead kit arrived this morning :) Thank you so much, it works perfectly. I shall be crafting paper bead stitch markers I think!

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  2. Have fun at your classes, they sound so fun and interesting! (I hope you'll share a little of your experience with us!)

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  3. What fun! One of these days, I keep telling myself that. Maybe I should just jump!

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  4. I hope you love every minute of your classes and the festival.

    I am envious of the new loom, but I am trying to resist branching out into yet another aspect of the fiber arts. (So many things to make!)

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  5. Enjoy your loom ... and your classes! Yeah for fiber art!

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  6. Oh, lucky you....I love how Amy Tyler teaches. Have a great time.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!

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  7. At the Wisconsin Wool, if you stop by the Hooked on Felt booth, make sure to say hello to Suzanne Higgs. She is a felting fiber artist who is a completely wonderful woman.

    LOVE the new loom. I am going to get a 32 inch RH. Hoping to sell a wee bit more product so I can justify the purchase to Grumpy...it will be mine before Turkey day.

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  8. Oooh natural dyeing ... I regret that I didn't buy natural dye products at MD sheep and wool back in May! I've been sorry for it since. Please post pictures!

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  9. If you see my friend Rita at the Yarn Hollow booth tell her that I say hi! Have fun at the festival. I'm still basking in the afterglow of the Michigan Fiber Festival a couple weeks ago.

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  10. Have a fabulous time at the festival.

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