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Sunday, September 3, 2017

My Quilters Bee Bag and Box Loom Bags

With the flooding from Hurricane Harvey, working in the garage wasn't really an option.  I had planned to take this time to get some inventory piled up but that wasn't in the cards for me.  The good news is we are doing great.  As long as the rain stops we will be just fine!  Many were not so fortunate and I pray for those who have had to endure horrible flooding and displacement.

Since I could not work in the garage and we had electric most of the time I decided to make up some of the bags that I often get requests for, so here they are.

My Quilters Bee Bag (pattern on Craftsy)

Poetry Collection by April Cornell for Moda fabric 

Sweet gingham fabric by Moda

My favorite two color combination.  Moda fabrics

And a few new box loom bags.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Adjustable Weaving Bench in Black Walnut with Turquoise Inlay

This one took nearly a month to make because of time constraints and because of the turquoise inlays and tung oil and wax finish.  It is a special bench and I hope it goes to someone who will adore her..:)  Here she is....

A project just for me.

You know how it is when you get this great new tool but you only have time to use it for work...and then one day you just jump in and make that thing you've wanted since you first seen it.  You did all the research, you found the plans/files so you can make it anytime you have time to sit and get it all formatted and designed for your new tool but of course there is the "time" thing.  You've been drooling over it, dreaming about it and then...then... YOU MAKE TIME!  yes...I made time and this is what I made :)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New weaving tools fresh out of the shop.

So I've been busy with everyday order but when I get a chance to put in some design time for custom requests it can be super fun :)  Here are a few things I've been working on and a few requests.

So, for a custom request, this was fun to design as it took some math..:)  and well anything more than 1+1 poses problems for me :)  <<<not really :)  Picture courtesy of Feisty Handwovens (she has tons of ideas up her sleeve. :)

Then I finally finished the 10" rigid loom w/ 4 heddles and I sold both that I had complete.  I have two more to make and they are spoken for so I'll probably make time to cut the heddles for more...those heddles are extremely time consuming to cut as I have to sit and watch with my finger on the pause button.  I'll not go into details but I'll have to find the time to make more.  :)

Then there was my adjustable weaving bench...it's had a few updates in the last 12 months or so but the update I've been wanting for YEARS is finally a reality...  my benches now have a saddle seat.  I'm super excited about that! Oh did I mention that they will have a rocker option?  :)

Or that I'll be making them in new (to this bench) 
species of wood?  Or that I might do some inlays on them?  :)

Oh then there was a request for a custom shuttle with a 7.5 inch bobbin opening and this customer wanted the very rare exotic almond burl wood I had...  Yep she was willing to pay 95.00 for it.
and then she didn't like that it had knots and stress cracks and asked if I could try the other burl I had. to see if it will have knots and stress cracks ...:(  I should have asked if she even knew what burl was....  So I have a pretty shuttle that cost me 79.00 plus shipping and about 6 hours of work to make her pretty.....  Lesson learned.

Oh but my super slim lap loom/ rigid heddle loom shuttle also got a big brother.  :) The super slim super long is 21" long.  and would be perfect for a lap loom if purchased with a beater edge.  

There are several other updates and new items but I'll post about one more.  These are angel wings or lease stick holders...whatever you want to call them, they are now available in my shop.  :)

So there you have it...I do stay busy but I also work hard to find time for fun new tools to offer.  :)

Happy weaving!