One of the best parts of being a weaver, is the wonderful circle of weaving friends and acquaintances I have made.
Today, L & M and I took a little trip to Vermont, to visit a weaver I originally met years ago at a show.
It was a marvelous day for a drive, windy, a little cool, but with tons of sun.
She lives out in the country, with a view of Lake Champlain.
Her house is quirky and fun, and filled with the most awesome light you can imagine.
Her loom sits above the living room.
The loom is an AVL with a flying shuttle. It was awesome.
Be still my heart.
The flying shuttle makes for some pretty speedy weaving.
She also makes double binding rugs, which I was particularly interested in.
They have a fantastic masonry stove with double chimneys.
What an incredible place to have your morning coffee!
This stove is so unique.....can you see the upside down pie plate behind the tree???
No home is complete without a pup, and a beauty at that. And yes, that is a blue eye.
L and I definitely have double binding rugs in our future......like next week. We have the Cranbrook empty and ready.
I think it is going to be an adventure, and I can't wait.
This is her Toika, that she uses for rugs.
Now I'm exhausted, but I can't think of a better reason that the one I have.......spending the day with good friends, and satisfying my loom lust.
Oh, and by the way, I went a little crazy and got my hair cut. It kind of reminds me of the haircut
'Twiggy' had back in the 60's.
Unfortunately I am not that thin, and I can't find my go go boots.