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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Phase II

I went to Madison with Harry and picked up my new loom!!!  I got it from a weaver friend Elin. Harry and I, mostly Harry, put it together.  Angie came over and helped me get it balanced (?) so I began  warping. It was truly a mess.  Very tangled and almost impossible to feed through the rattle.  Harry helped me enormously and I finally was able to start threading.  It is not hard to thread, the pattern is a straight twill and  threads are used two at a time.  So far it is working and my calculations are good!!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Summer Project--maybe winter too!!!!

I have always liked big projects so I decided to do a rep weave rug, actually two, this summer.  I think they will be a good project for the summer because I will only have a few hours every couple of days to work on it and that way I probably won't make as many mistakes.  I tend to make errors when I have a lot of time.  I am buying a loom from a friend Elin and hope to pick it up this week.  It is bigger and sturdier than my Mighty Wolf and my weaver friend "experts" tell me it is just the thing I need.  The project has 2672 ends and so far
I have about 600 wound.  This is the right boarder.  It is like a big puzzle! I love the colors and yes, I will walk on it! Wish me luck.