Friday, January 22, 2010

It's so hard watching this cute little studio lay dormant until we finish her enough for me to use. We have the floor nearly finished inside, just a plywood floor and a nice little bit of stain with the linseed and varnish finish. Will put some lattice at the bottom just to give a bit of a finished look and we now have 6 windows. The next even are the final two windows a large sliding or french door to the west end and skylights. Then we are ready to begin inside!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Metalwork Designs

Metalwork Designs has been so much fun I've decided to include it in my repertoire. I'm adding a few of the recent pieces and can find themon my website for sale. I am changing the pendant with copper, brass and antique copper from a Silver City roof into a pin for someone. So if you have requests that's good too!

Something New for the Studio

Here she is! This is my new baby. She is 36" 8 harness and 12 treadles Loomcraft, made in Littleton Colorado. I'm not quite sure what I'll do with 12 treadles...but I have a feeling I'm going to find out. I've got her warped with the 5.5/2 dyed organic cotton for towels. It's a great little loom and so far I haven't found anything I don't like. I'll be changing the treadle tie up to texlov and pegs, but other than that...the dry gun lube did the trick on the harnesses and all is well.

This is the twill pattern I'm weaving on the new loom and below is the window pane color study really...on the baby wolf

Studio in progress

In between storms and cold we've made some progress on this adventure. The copper roof is doing exactly as I had hoped, by changing colors with the sunlight and alternating between a homey brown and sparkly copper. We have 4 windows now! They need to be trimmed and thanks to George for all his wonderful help this much is finished.