I’m sorry to say that the state of my Macomber on January 1 is its most frequent state – naked. This is in contrast to my counterbalance loom, which rarely spends more than a few days without a warp on it. Even my rigid heddle gets more use than the Mac.
I never developed [...]
I combine efforts with a group of local artists and crafters to hold a holiday show every December. Each year, our marketing efforts are improved, there’s more going on in town, and the crowds get a little better. This year was the best show ever for me, and for some of the others, too. [...]
Last weekend I did a small, local show with some friends and fellow creative types. Partly because of my obsessive nature, partly because of my desire to show others the weaving process, I almost always bring my little rigid heddle loom (RH) to shows. This was no exception.
Much as I like weaving on it, [...]
I’ll start by saying that I haven’t lived in a city, or even a town, for more than 30 years. I’m therefore pretty ignorant when it comes to how things work in cities.
I get all my water from a spring, not a huge city water supply. When I turn on the faucet, I can [...]
That’s what my thermometer looked like at 2:00AM when I loaded my wood stove. It was still the same at 6:30AM when I got up.
By 8:00AM it had risen to minus 10, and by 10:30AM, with the sun shining brightly, it was 10 above. That’s when I took my daily walk.
I wasn’t sure if [...]