Monday, June 25, 2018


I find it fascinating watching what colors do.
What colors pop when put against another color.

Or disappear against another.

Sometimes a warp color will look totally different,

depending on what it is put against.

Things change depending on circumstance.

True in life, too, I guess.

I'm currently waiting on scheduling for another surgery.
The last one looked like it did the trick, but nope, 
just in hiding for awhile.

My surgeon has washed his hands of me and sent me to someone else.... says I need fresh eyes on it.

So new facilities, people, and how to manage everything will need to be figured out.

Location will be the opposite direction and away from my kids who help me with day of surgery stuff.

Will need to figure out who can help, and who will.

All for now,

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pretty Good Guess

 From this sectional warping of 70 revolutions per section...

And three baskets of weft possibilities... (two baskets actually consumed)

I produced these 26 runners,
plus 2 that have already gone to their new home,
and one DUD that is going to be taken apart.

I had guessed, when asked, that I would get about 30 runners from my warping.

Dang, pretty close!

If the last one had worked like I wanted it to, I would have had 29 finished runners.  
And in reality, that last one was way longer than I usually weave -
So I should have gotten 30...

Just what I guessed :)

All for now, JULIE 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Pink bubble gum

Bubble gum is what I thought of while I wove this runner.

I'm presently weaving in the garage.
I have warp left on the loom from the weekend 
demonstration at the Fort Festival.

I'm fighting warm weather 
and mosquitoes out there.

Just a few more to go it looks like.
Digging deep and doing some very random colors
from my stash.
When I get the warp used up, the loom
and all the equipment and weft fabrics will
go back in the cargo trailer.

I'm sure it is tiring to hear about my health issues...
but it's an issue again.

Looks like the low grade infection was still down there hiding.
Dr appointment Tuesday early for a tissue sample to see what's
growing in there.

I'm sure tired of it all.

All for now,

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

18 Tablerunners....

This last weekend was the annual Fort Sisseton Festival.

A bit of a change/shakeup in the craft show this year.  There wasn't one.

But I got talked into schlepping my loom, tools, materials AND inventory to the festival.

I was installed in a historic building.  I was in an officers quarters apartment.  No furnishings, but information displays present.

I had plenty of room to weave and display - Just no lighting!  Saturday was overcast so the room was dim, but there was always a crowd that was very interested in my loom and how it worked.

Thank goodness my daughter had decided to come join me for the weekend.  She even dressed up and jumped in to demonstrate or sell items depending on the situation.  Couldn't have done it without her! 

We were so busy on Saturday, we had difficulty getting bathroom breaks and it was hard to get a bite to eat.  It's fun to talk to people and show them what I do.  Many people mentioned the amount of time involved and that they didn't realize.... Maybe it is a good thing to haul it all there?  Thing is, most interested people weren't the buyers.  I must analyze!

Here are pics of the last 9 runners we wove on Sunday.  We cut 9 more off end of day on Saturday and I managed to tie fringe knots, trim, measure, price and tag those and they are in inventory packed away by my daughter, so I'm not gonna try to find them for a picture :)

As you can see, they are still hooked together in a big old log of runners. 

My loom is unloaded into the garage as there is still warp left that I'd like to weave off rather than have it in the trailer.  Garage can get warm during the day, so will have to use the cooler days and mornings and evenings.  Shouldn't take me too long, as I have plenty of prepared weft to choose from. 

I was in need of some fresh runners for my sales displays, and I think I did good. 

Had a good weekend as far as sales, too.  I'd have to look back, but I think my total sales are in the running for the best show here yet.

The weekend sure did wear me out tho :)

All for now,