Sunday, October 7, 2018

Little looms

Signed up yesterday for another of Rebecca Mezoff's classes, Weaving Tapestry on Little Looms.
I could not give higher praise for her classes. It's on my bucket list to take all her classes and weave something amazing before my expiration date.

Little light, 5x7
Hopefully I'll learn how to keep those edges straight...

It's been quite a while since I've blogged, but it seemed to help me stay focused, so I'm going to renew my efforts...we'll see if it works.
I've been obsessed with weaving for a while now and what a magnificent thing that is! It's an amazing craft, in that, you could spend your life studying the structures and methods and there would always be more to learn.  I'm pretty sure no weaver has ever said "Well, I'm done now -- I know it all"
It can be simple or complex or downright mind-boggling. but I'm certain you can never know all there is to know.
My latest venture has been into tapestry weaving and I recently took an online course with Rebecca  Mezoff and Sarah Swett.
They are both brilliant tapestry artists and terrific teachers. Rebecca has several online courses and she and Sarah teamed up for Fringeless Tapestry, the class I just took. Hands down, the BEST online class I've ever seen.
First tapestry, from working through Kirsten Glasbrook's book, Tapesty Weaving
Fringeless taught me that I love building pipe looms! I wound up building 5. The big one is galvanized steel and the 2 smaller ones are copper.  I think I did a pretty good job of soldering. So much easier than when we installed a new water heater...

This one is very small black pipe.
All warped up for fringeless weaving.

Wool gathered

Wool being kept warm and toasty by foster pup Grace.😄
Jig removed and the weaving has begun.

Ready to remove from the loom.
Based vaguely on memories from Garden of the Gods in Colorado

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Most sad day -- Monsters and Paddy the bichon

Okay my friends.
Terrible morning here. Most of you know that I volunteer foster for Small Paws Bichon Rescue. Yesterday one of the bichons was pulled from a shelter and the vet says it appears to have been used as a bait dog for dog fighting. A bichon. As a bait dog.
Our director, Robin, says it's the first time in over 10,000 rescued bichons that we've had this. This little boy is only 2 and SPR has named him Paddy. He has to have an eye removed and has many injuries and possibly a broken leg.
I can't even wrap my head around what kind of monster could could do this and I can't stop the tears this morning. If any of you can help please make a donation to Small Paws, I would be so grateful. SPR is a 501C, funded entirely on donations.

Please help if you can ---