Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, June 25, 2015

All the new s that is news


 Lois's brother has pumpkins and corn  planted across the road from the studio.....I walk Roy down around the field, so he can mark the trees all around the edges of it, to keep the deer away.
Can you see my house up by the road??

We call it Roy's "job".  He's very good at it.



Then we cut through to another field, by the firehouse, and walk around that one.
 It beats walking on the road.
And now that Roy is getting older, he can't take the long walks we used to do.
Let's face it, we're both getting older.



I had this old cupboard that I took out of the house, DH and I put it on the side of the chicken house.
Since it's near the garden, I thought it would  be a good place to  store garden tools and such.  I was worried about it getting wet over the years, then I saw this window well that had been hanging around since my first renovations here 10 years ago.  And voila, it fit perfectly.  It kind of looks like it was made for it.





My E-lift finally arrived.  With the help of my neighbor and friend, JOSH, it is finally operational.
It took a couple of hours to get it on the loom, then he came back the next day to tweak it a bit.




I absolutely LOVE it.  I am so glad I went for it.   I think my HIP likes it, as well.
This means I will be able to weave until I'm 90ish.
That's what I'm talking about.

I found a draft I really wanted to do, so I spent some time re-pegging the dobby bars.  Me and a glass of wine.



I think it looks like clamshells.




Of course I tried it in black.


One towel ending, and another beginning.




Sadly, I got to the end of the warp, so tomorrow, we'll be putting on another 100 yards for lots more clamshells.
Do you like them?

19 comments:

Linda said...

Wow! I really like the clamshells!

Mary Agenten said...

The clamshells are breathtaking. Really beautiful.

Devon said...

Yes... to the clam shells. I really like the pink! Beautiful.. will they be in the online store?

Christine said...

They are gorgeous!

Thistle Rose Weaving said...

The darker weft really shows off the pattern. Glad to hear you are enjoying your new eLift.

sue said...

I do like those clamshells!

thotlady said...

Very pretty.

Lee Anna said...

Oh WOW - beautiful in both colorways. I see why you decided to try this pattern.

Tina J said...

I love the clamshells, keep them coming!

Serena said...

How many shafts does it take to weave the clamshells? I love the pattern, but I only have 8 shafts.

Serena said...

How many shafts does it take to weave the clamshells? I love the pattern, but I only have 8 shafts.

Serena said...

How many shafts does it take to weave the clamshells? I love the pattern, but I only have 8 shafts.

KarenInTheWoods Karen Pfundtner said...

your clan shells are just fantastic! But even more so is your cabinet with that window well over the top. What a great idea!

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Anita Johnson said...

I love the clam shells...and I love the window well over the cabinet. What a great idea!

Karen Ann said...

They are beautiful. And I love the cabinet handiwork.

Lona said...

I'm another one who LOVES the clamshells. Well done. Glad to hear you have plans to weave into your 90s. =)

Daryl said...

love them ... and i bet Roy loves his job, it feels good to have something constructive to do ...

Janice said...

Your clam shell towel fabric is awesome. I wove for almost 20 years and sold my things,now I quilt for others on my longarm. Clam shell quilting is so adaptable because you can insert other elements of design in the wonderful open space of each shell and you can do it as you do each shell.

Pam said...

What is the draft for that pattern? I would love trying the pattern.
Pam

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