Crazy as a Loom

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just dropping by.

I thought I would just drop in and let you know that I have NOT fallen off the edge. I am still here in Kingsbury weaving.
Last July, an old high school friend came by to visit. She was enthralled by the studio, and said she hoped she could weave someday. Well, a loom appeared, you know how those looms seem to find just the right person, right?
She called me for my opinion, and at my direction, bought the loom.
She did VERY well: Newcomb Studio Art loom, bought new in the early 1970's, and by the looks of it, hardly ever used. In addition, she got all the paraphernalia that goes with it. Trouble was, she didn't have a clue.
So I suggested she come for weaving bootcamp, which is what my husband says it should be named.
She called me a month ago, and said, how about Nov 20th???
So I picked her up at the airport on Saturday.
From november

"Mom, do we have company coming?"
Since Saturday we have been weaving up a virtual storm. We get up at 6:30am, and fall into bed by 10:30 at the latest. She has woven a few things, and more importantly, warped 4 looms.
From november

We have eaten out, eaten DH's marvelous spagetti, and ignored everything but the business of weaving.
When she goes home, I want her to be able to put a warp on that loom of hers, and not be afraid for a nano second.

From november

One night, as we were putting a warp on the Toika, we thought we saw something scoot across the porch. Was it Bubbalee? I ran to the kitchen and switched on the light, grabbing my camera with my free hand.
If you look close, you can see his pointy litte possum tale just going over the top step.
From november

L says they are cuddly creatures. Not sure what she is smokin'. They look vicious to me.

As you know, I love creating new weavers, and every once in a while, I create a monster/addict/weaver, pretty much like me.
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Another late night, we even put a bamboo warp on the Macomber up in the bedroom.
Supervisors look bored, don't they??
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I will be back when boot camp is over, but for now, it's weave and sleep, weave and sleep.
Oh, darn.
From november

8 comments:

Vicki said...

I so long to be back weaving with you! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Vicki from CT

claudia said...

I sure wish I could fly out there for a boot camp weekend! I wouldn't mind the long days...not one bit.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Hilary.. wonderful boot camp thing you got going on. Especially like the supervision.

Snappy Di said...

That old moon is bright enough lately you could weave all night long! Love that you pass your crafting skills along to others. I'll bet your friend is loving not only the learning, but being in the presence of your company.

Di

Country Girl said...

Oh, darn heck! I can tell you're having a blast. Sounds like fun. I think!

Sharon said...

I think it's lovely anytime a woman is introduced to the fiber arts. How wonderful that you were able to instruct your friend. I think the fiber arts completes us, however we apply that. Alexia is spending the night Friday so I get to introduce her to the looper loom. She is SO SO excited. Okay, so am I :)

Theresa said...

Oh, old man Possum is a actually a rather charming critter for all it's less than pretty exterior. DH raised two orphans when the mamma was killed and they are really kind of endearing.
Looks like a simply wonderful boot camp you've got going on. I m positive your friend will not have a moments hesitation about her own new loom! Yeah! Way to go.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hi, Happy Thanksgiving. I love your cats-I have a cat named Chloe. Don’t miss the give-a-ways, linky party and Bavarian Christmas starting 26 Nov! http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/

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