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Elin’s new dye studio

Elin was kind enough to invite the weavers to her home for our 2nd Monday gathering.  She had lots to show off with her newly built; Swedish inspired dye studio and a beautiful new, Amish built barn going up.  She even had three dye pots going for us to try out some natural dyeing.  One was madder,  cutch and I believe logwood.  I should really write things down if I continue this roving reporter role; my memory is sketchy at best.  Fortunately I am ok with just filling in via my imagination.
We shared a wonderful lasagna meal topped off with an exquisite rhubarb cobbler by Joanne.  She has shared her recipe here.
Joanne made the lampshade above with a wool warp that she passed out to the group at the last meeting.  She was like santa digging into her bag sharing many balls of a naturally colored wool, with the challenge to see what we would each make with it.  So far she is the only one to finish a project with it and a rather creative one at that.  My balls have been stacked on the piano awaiting inspiration and time. For now I just chase them around the house as the cats or the puppy tumble them off the piano.
Thanks Elin for having us out. Your house and weavings are always an inspiration and it was fun to see you in your new studio.

By | 2016-10-25T16:52:30+00:00 May 22nd, 2010|2nd Monday|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Theresa May 22, 2010 at 11:50 am - Reply

    What a perfect day! The dye studio is amazing. Love the lampshade!

  2. Susan Johnson May 24, 2010 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Thanks for reporting! Elin's looks like a little bit of Scandinavia, and a lot closer to home

  3. John May 28, 2010 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Good i am going to design my home like you thanks.

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  4. the perfect pear June 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    this is so perfect. and so cozy and homey looking! I could stay in there all day!

    xoxo
    Lauren

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  5. kiki September 24, 2010 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Hi! I have enjoyed looking at your blog!! I have an unusual question for you. I met Elin at my mother's church several years ago. My mother is from Norway and Elin is Danish and we had a very nice talk. I have just recently moved to live with my mother and I would love to get in touch with Elin but I don't know her last name or how to contact her. Would you be opposed to giving her my information? I have some friends (one Swedish and one Danish) who are visiting next week and I would love to get in touch with Elin before then.
    I did a year at folkehoyskole in Norway and learned weaving and felting. It was 25 years ago, but I would love to get back into it. I will continue to explore you blog. Thank you!! Kristina 606-5639 🙂

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