The Loom Collective and Other News
As a weaver, I have a love of looms.
Okay, I admitted it, and that's the first step, right?
Oh, and I have to admit that I collect looms,
especially old looms in need of rescue.
So when I read about a cherry Norwood loom
that had been in storage for years,
and was now in need of a new home,
I was jazzed.
It came home with me :-)
I've emailed Webs to see if I can find out how old it is,
as it would be fun to know.
If only a loom could talk,
and tell us what their history is.
Who wove on this in the past??
It was covered in dust and grime,
so I cleaned it up,
rubbed it down with synthetic steel wool,
and then oiled it.
What do you think?
I think it's singing....
This morning I'm measuring out a warp out of cotton yarn,
so that I can weave on the new addition.
I finished spinning the spring green, sunny yellow,
and sky blue Merino/nylon roving.
I triple plied it as it will be knitted up into a pair of socks,
and now it's added to the balls of yarn
in my fiber hutch.
On the quilting side of things,
I'm continuing the scrap quilt theme,
but I've decided to change it up a bit in color and design,
so for this quilt I'm using bright, primary colors forming improv blocks.
I have my sewing area covered with bins of scraps
that I can pull from as I create each block.
This is what I have finished so far, and
my goal is to make 30 blocks.
Last weekend, my family and I rode our dual sport
motorcycles on Wildcat Gulch Road, FS 311,
which is just off of Grimes Creek Road,
located in the Boise National Forest.
It was an awesome day to be out, and the road was challenging
enough to make it an interesting ride.
The view as we climbed in altitude was outstanding,
but we had to call it a day at almost 6000 feet, when we hit knee deep snow blocking the road.
There were tire tracks heading through the snow, which made me wonder about the person
driving through the deep snow. Did they make it through?
There were some lovely wildflowers
that I stopped to take photos of
while we were eating our lunch.
On the way home, we were passed by someone
on an ATV who had their
canine buddy along for company.
I love it!
Another lovely day in Idaho,
spent in the mountains soaking up the wilderness views.
Life is good :-)
Here's hoping that you have time for fiber/fabric today,