Studio-temporarily clean

For those of you who with a home studio, I am sure you have a dance you do when guests come over. Especially if you are a messy/creative person. The stuff that is laying around the kitchen, living room and spare bedroom gets dumped into the studio. And there it stays. For weeks until you have time to start clearing stuff out, a little at a time until you create a path wide enough that you can work without the danger of coats and cats falling on your head.

Then another visitor comes over and the dance stats again.

For once I had visitors who wanted to see my studio and did not need to use the spare bedroom. That meant I had a reason to uncover the floor!

Here are pictures of my studio in its pristine state. Take a look now as it will only last until the next guest appears. Then I will have to find the spare bed.





New loom has arrived

So, yesterday, my friend Dave Rose and I went to Indiana and back to pick up a larger loom. Five and a half hours each way. Erk! But the company (and his driving) was great.

We got to Crown Point after 1:00 pm EST. And we had a clue some things may not go as planned. One: Dave had a Toyota, not a Chevy Suburban like my husband said and two the loom was larger than what LeClerc said it was on their web site. Square peg, round hole.

The whole loom had to be disassembled. Now, I will say that the LeClerc loom is a work of art with craftsmanship that is almost unheard of in this century. The joins are not made to come apart. Ever. It took three people that take apart the loom which was bigger than a small house. The heat got to my head and I did not remember to take pictures during the disassembly process despite having a camera.

It eventually fit in the car with minimal human injury. By some miracle, I was able to reassemble the loom this morning with no leftover or missing pieces!

So, here it is with my Schacht Baby Wolf for comparison:

For size comparison: the 48" loom next to the 24 " loom
For size comparison: the 48" loom next to the 24 " loom