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A gathering at Barb’s

Our friend Barb B. has survived a week long "spinzilla" challenge to host our weavers gathering on a fine fall day. I am surprised that after spinning 7,853 yards or 4.46 miles of singles yarn that she was able to stand much less be the gracious hostess that she was.  Although I did notice that when we sat  outside in [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Categories: 2nd Monday|Tags: , , |2 Comments

the scarves of summer

My scarf babies are all labeled and packed in the car ready to debut at the Driftless Area Art Festival. this weekend.   Here is a little preview of what I have been doing all summer.  Hope to see you there! collapse weave scarves, colors inspired by the dunes of the Leelanua Peninsula of Michigan. midnight mobius wrap. [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Fairs and Festivals, Handwoven|Tags: , |2 Comments

summer day at Barbs

Our 2nd Monday weavers gatherings are always an inspiration but even more so to be in Barb's home surrounded by the textiles that she has created.  There are beautiful rep weave rugs everywhere, each one I would have to leap over rather than walk on if I lived here.  Colorful quilts on the beds and knitting hung from pegs here [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Categories: 2nd Monday|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

in a poppy field

Our last weavers gathering was a summertime treat; flowerbeds filled with poppies, coneflower  and general splendor, a view that makes me thankful to live in this beautiful driftless region and the graceful hospitality of Olga and Gorden's simple and beautiful home. I can picture this  fairy tale setting filled with the laughter of children running through fields and climbing the [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: 2nd Monday|Tags: , , |1 Comment

New fiber mill

A few of our  weavers had the pleasure of attending the open house of a new fiber mill in LaFarge Wi, called Ewetopia Fiber Mill.  Kathryn and Lisa who own the incredible Ewetopia fiber shop in my hometown of Viroqua have added a new fibery adventure to their repertoire.  What an incredible renewal of a glorious old building, I am [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Fiber, Hand dyed|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Winding Roads Art Tour

I was happy to be part of our second annual Winding Roads Art Tour the weekend of May 20-21st. For a rainy and cold weekend we hosted a lot of visitors to Kathy's wonderful country home.  Along with mine and Kathy's handwovens  we had the oil paintings of talented artist Deb Conlon. It was nice to see that all of [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Art Tour|Tags: , , |0 Comments