Monday, April 05, 2010


This is the Schacht Cricket in its original state.

Here's the Cricket after its first coat of Tung oil. The wood looks much prettier finished.

Meet Aiobhe (pronounced "Eva", which is Irish for "beauty"). She's a LeClerc Dorothy table loom. I drove up to Richmond on Saturday and picked her up from Cherri Hankins, an amazing fiber artist who has a to-dye-for studio filled with wet felted tapestries, woven goodies, looms et cetera. Cherri spins, weaves, knits, sews and is a force of nature. She also [bless her] sells very nice used equipment at fair prices!

Ahem. My little hobby is beginning to take over the living room. In addition to Aiobhe, I also picked up a LeClerc warping board.

Now, here's the kicker. How do I know that I'm fiber-obsessed? I like a clean house and I'm a fastidious housekeeper. My car, by contrast, is the "Ebola-mobile." I normally couldn't care less what the interior looks like...

...until it was time to pack up the girls.

Yes, I cleaned the car for the fiber equipment, not the kids or myself. :D


Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with being fiber-obsessed!

KnitNana said...

OMG - I'm so jealous!

Oh're NOT going to enable me into this you're not, you're not, you're not....
I hope you're not, anyway. {weakly shuffling off to another blog}

(praying I won't start surfing for weaving information)

KnitNana said...

{coming back for one more look}


Marianne said...

Holy moly! WoW!! so you'll be taking on the mantle Queen O'Weavers also!
hmmm. perhaps we should just address you as Empress of All. like that? I do. :^)
hahahah. my vehicle is the same most of the time.

Faren said...

That's so great! I've woven on a Dorothy, they are really nice. Make sure you show us your FO's!