Monday, June 1, 2009


The Big Red Truck. With the Weavebird, in pieces, in my Mum's driveway in Orange, on the way home from Tom Beaudet's in Westfield, last weekend.

And, this weekend, I actually got my rear into my studio - and finished setting up my new loom! Hooray!

There she is, making friends with her big brother (my LeClerc Colonial 60"/12 shaft, in the background). Notice the purple laptop? LOL. (Florence Feldman-Wood, eat your heart out!) (Florence is the very lovely past Dean of the Weavers' Guild of Boston with a decided penchant for purple.)

Another view, with new shelving for my yarn stash in the background, and my inventory covered up back there (the studio can get dusty, I like to keep things covered except for during Open Studios).

The new shelving was very necessary - when Mr. SkiingWeaver and I tried to move my old wire shelving it fell apart! An avalanche of yarn. The kidlets thought it was hilarious....

Could actually use another shelf like this, there's no room at the moment for my Tencel, cotton, skeins of silk and cashmere, etc. Hmmm.

Anywho, I haven't warped the Weavebird yet, but do have my first project all planned out - an advancing point twill, in shades of purple/teal/green bamboo, probably just for me, since it will be the first project from the new loom and all. I'm dying to dive right into fine silk, but I thought maybe I should rein in the enthusiasm a little bit and just work with easy yarn for the first project or two...

But I did manage to get the loom to make tabby sheds, hooray!



Now I'm hoping I didn't get the pictures reversed. :)


bspinner said...

What a beautiful loom. Can't wait to see what you weave on it. You have a lovely studio. Loads of light and space.

Lynnette said...

WOW, what a fabulous loom! I can't wait to see what you do with all the shafts and the computer! Options abound I'm sure.

Life Looms Large said...

Yay! Congratulations on your new loom! The weavebird people I know all love them!! (Oh, we all love our looms, don't we?!)

Have fun!!!!


Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio said...

If you guessed that I'm jumping on my chair with wheels again with excitement for you, you've got it right!!! It looks FAB in your studio!!! I sooooo can't wait to see what your first project looks like!!! Please post pictures.....hooray!!! ;)

The Filigree Garden said...

Congratulations on the new loom! Have a great time creating wonderful wovens with it.

Oh, and I am quite envious of that fantastic studio space! ;-)