Finished plying my first "crazy yarn" this morning on the new wheel, which arrived this past Thursday. I've never intentionally spun thick yarn or mohair locks before and this is a combination of both, plied with dark purple (of course!) sock yarn. My left hand is a bit sore, which probably means I was holding the fiber too tightly and the yarn is very uneven, but suitable for my outdoor weavings. Plan to make a new banner with this one. 126 yards, more or less. Pretty pleased with my first effort, but hoping the next one will be better.
The Cricket stands are here! The Cricket stands are here! What a wonderful accessory for these little looms.
Assembled mine in just a few minutes. Easy-peasy. Schacht includes a template to drill holes in the older Crickets. Already have it warped for another bag for the upcoming Trunk Show and it was a breeze. Now I can sit down to weave and tilt the loom to a comfortable angle as well. Don't you wish you had one of these?!
(Those of you who ordered one, I've sent you an email.)
A photo from the Wimberley Valley Art League "Fall into Art" show, this past October. I think they did a marvelous job displaying everyone's artwork and a super effort supporting the artists. Set up and take down went ever so smoothly. These folks really know what they're doing! Thank you to all to who made this show possible.
I'm a little late, but October is finished. Already two days behind for November, but not to worry -- will start it later today. Colors for November are raspberry hues. Still waiting for something to come to me in the way of design... maybe swirls... maybe leaves... It will happen once I start weaving.
Lydia Kendrick, Fiber Artist, self-employed, home studio business in San Marcos, Texas