In an effort to avoid winter travel woes, January’s 2nd Monday weavers gathering was held in the community room of our incredible newly renovated Viroqua Food Coop. One of our weavers is Jan who also just happens to be the manager of the coop and she graciously offered to host the group and boy did she treat us like royalty. From the soup and chili, great bread, salad and salmon tray, nobody went away hungry. I should have photographed the beautiful desserts but I was thinking I could avoid them if I pretended they weren’t there. Turns out I couldn’t.

This was a pretty large group, I think maybe 15 of us all together, so there was lots to see. I haven’t been weaving lately so I dug into the back of my closet  and found a coat I had made probably fifteen years ago in a Weave to Wear class that friend Nan and I took at Siever’s School on Washington Island.  Nan wore the vest she had woven in the class along with one the the necklaces she made recently and she looked great.   My coat was never finished and I am looking at that fabric and thinking I will make a vest out of some of it.

It’s hard to say what the new year will bring but one thing that I know for sure, is that these great fiber ladies will be part of it.

Next months 2nd Monday meeting will be at the coop again so stop in and say hi.


cheers to the new year! and to the yummy cranberry liqueur that I made to celebrate it.

nan and coat

Nan’s vest and my coat, modeled by Sonya, woven for a long ago class at Sievers

group photo

this is what a room full of fibers fanatics looks like

good eats

Jan puts on a great spread

Carole’s supplementary warp scarf, Judith’s crackle weave, Barb M’s quilt in progress and Elin’s twill scarf

Barb's napkins

Barb B’s napkins. So beautiful and at 400++ ends quite the accomplishment

Elin's projects

Elin’s lovely rug and wall hangings