Welcome To My blog--my name is Barb and I am a weaver in a small town in Wisconsin called Dell. Actually it is more of a place than a town but I love living in the middle of nowhere. I am a weaver and my studio name is"COULD HAVE BEEN A PIANO" I always said I was going to learn how to play the piano, but as luck would have it I met a wonderful group of women weavers and was hooked. I have been weaving for three years or so but have been addicted to fiber since I started knitting when I was about 10. I still love to knit and do some spinning and dying as well. I love natural fiber and texture. I like to use thrift store finds and use my imagination.
One of my favorite times in summer is going to Door County. I have a friend who has graciously let us use her cottage in Baileys Harbor for the past ten years. Its a great time--my daughter and her family go as well has Harry and I. The boys stay a couple of days and then it just the kids, Liz and I. We have great fun going to the beach and just hanging out. It is nice to see teenagers who still love to dig in the sand! Of course sweet Violet Rose is too little to dig, but she did love to sleep on the beach.
I have been thinking about market bags, maybe because my garden overflowith!! Usaully I don't put on enough warp for more than one thing but I thought I would try it this time. I first thought I wouuld get enough for two bags but the cotton I used (10/2 pearl) shrunk very little. It was fun figuring out what to do to make them different from one another. The large bag in the middle actually folds up so that you can put it in a purse and take it along with you. Black and white always reminds me of summer.