Saturday, June 28, 2014

Folk School

Next week I will be at John C. Campbell Folk School as an assistant instructor
 in  Weaving Your Coverlet workshop, taught by friend and talented weaver/musician
Beth Ross Johnson. 
If you have never heard of the folk school please use the link for their web site  and check them out. 
It is one of my favorite places having been there several times as a student in rug weaving workshops but this is the first time as a studio assist.
I am looking forward to all the nice people,
great food and lots of music in this special place. 

Pic from Oct. 2007, last time I was there.

I’ll post lots of pictures for you of the school and the class work on my return.
Hope you are having a great summer so far. 
Have a safe and happy fourth!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fall Finish

On the first day of summer I have a couple more fall finishes.

Bird with his own tiny pumpkin sitting on a pumpkin pincushion.

A wooly pumpkin with a real pumpkin stem.

This is the last of the fall UFO’s to finish for now.

 Some of my yarn orders are starting to come in


so I will be back to weaving next week.

Happy Summer to all!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Back To Work

After the studio tour this past weekend and a few days rest, I am back to work.
The tour was great with the majority of visitors and sales on Saturday. 
I love to meet and talk to the varied and interesting people who came to my studio. 
I especially enjoyed the young people who are interested and so eager to learn.
 I had one young lady who sat at a floor loom and threw a shuttle for the very first time! 
Maybe she was inspired to be a future weaver and carry our tradition on.

 If you live in or close to this area, the next studio tour will be December 5 thru the 7th
The holiday tour is a great time to pick up gifts for friends and family 
but also a great time for that special holiday treat for you! 
I already have specials planned for that tour which I will begin working on soon.

It is hard to believe that I am already making items for Fall and Christmas.
 Time will fly by and be here before we know it so I am planning way ahead of time. 
I have a few UFO’s lying around, one of which was this little stack of pumpkins. 

There are a lot more UFO’s to finish in between working on the planned projects 
and of course there is always room for inspiration too!

A big Thank You to all for a wonderful tour weekend! 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Studio Tour

The studio is open this weekend for the bi-annual Toe River Arts Studio tour. 
Hours are 12 till 4pm today and Saturday/Sunday 10 till 5pm. 
For more information and maps check out

There are 95 artists and 9 galleries on the tour. 
This is the 21st year of the longest running studio tour in Western North Carolina.

The tour is a free, self guided that takes you to out of the way studios and over breathtaking mountain scenery. 

My studio is # 27 on map 4.

I made a Monarch Butterfly especially for the tour! 

Come to the mountains and see me this weekend!