It's been a busy summer, and I now realize I've not been posting. I suppose you're wondering what all I've been doing. Well .... here are some snapshots ....
Yes, I travelled. I drove across the prairies to Grinnell Iowa, for the Midwest Weavers conference. Went to a family wedding in Washington State, and visited with friends and family there. I spent time with the Romatkas, of Taproot Video fame, working on that Fingerweaving video. Great work Marilyn and Rainer.
I also stopped in at Port Townsend. Thanks for the hospitality Linda and Rick.
Then on to Massachusetts for the NEWS conference.
When I got home from Massachusetts, I tucked in to work with that lovely Lunatic Fringe cotton, making several items, and writing the instructions, so they will become kits.
I had enough yarn to also make a sprang shirt
In between time, I've been working on another pair of sprang leggings. I'm trying to replicate the design worn by that gondolier in a painting by Carpaccio. The material is wool, Möbelatta from the Lone Star Loom Room.
There was another family wedding in August, this time in California. I took the opportunity to visit with more weaving friends.
While in the SouthWest, I also was able to visit with the very talented textile artist Tyra Shackleford, and see her piece in the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Arts exhibit Visual Voices Contemporary Chickasaw Art. Well done Tyra! If any of you readers have the chance, do go see Tyra's work.