Friday, December 21, 2012
So this is the first of our post that I'll be writing and updating every two weeks starting in the New Year. Don't you all just love announcing new years resolutions to the whole world? No way to get out of them or let them slide by, because everyone knows about it- No way of hiding!-LOL
Rebecca Metzoff at http://rebeccamezoff.blogspot.com/ has produced a really nice video on her blog doing butterflies. Anyone who has taken a class from me knows I am butterfly challenged and always uses bobbins. But, Rebecca's blog video makes using and winding butterflies a whole lot easier. She also mentions us at resource for using bobbins. Thank you Rebecca! for the video and the nice comments about our bobbins and me.
To see more about winding bobbins you can take a look at the U-tube video's that Pat and I created on the care and feeding of bobbins. We even have the Videos on DVD's if any one is interested.
On another note- Here's a picture of Penny's(Pat's granddaughter) new Christmas sock in process. When finished it will be about half of the size as Pat continues to felt.
Happy Holidays,Cheers and all,
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We have two new bobbins. The "Fairy" is a lighter weight, small bobbin (approx. 3.75 inches long) with a large bulb. This makes the bobbin easier to hold for people with arthritic hands. The "Petite" is a small bobbin, similar to the Swedish-style bobbin, but smaller, about 3.5 inches. They are great for adults with small hands or children. See photo of these bobbins below compared to the other bobbins we sell. Retail: $6 each plus shipping and handling. Wholesale: $4.00 each for 20 or more plus s/h. Fine Fiber Press & Studio: Tapestry Miscellaneous Equipment Web Page
Kathe's new book "So Warped, Warping a Loom for Weaving Tapestry" was published at the end of May, 2010. People seem to really like the book and it is getting great reviews. Check it out: http://members.peak.org/~spark/FineFiber
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Here is a view of the cover for the new book from Fine Fiber Press. So Warped, Warping a Loom for Weaving Tapestry.
This is a sample page from the book.
Here is some information on the book:
So Warped, Warping a Loom for Weaving Tapestry by Kathe Todd-Hooker and Pat Spark
After many years of teaching tapestry and weaving, the authors realize that it is sometimes the warping process that stops a weaver dead in her/his tracks. Traditional weavers often have horror stories about their warping experiences and while many tapestry weavers do not have a background in traditional weaving, they too often see the process as impossibly difficult. In this book we are covering as many warping methods and hints as our combined 60 years of experience have taught us. We have learned these methods through much trial and error. We are certain there are other ways of doing things, but we have hit upon the methods that work well for us and for our students.
To help understand warping, we present different types of tapestry looms, various tensioning and shedding mechanisms including several types of heddles, and the following warping methods: figure eight, circular, bout, four-selvedge, floor loom, and as an added treat, the method of warping the Russian Old Believer backstrap loom for weaving tapestry belts. There are 110 pages of information for warping your loom so you can weave tapestry. If you aren’t warped before you read this book, So Warped will really help you get there.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Of course, as I was going through the first chapter last night, I found about 20 typos. At least now the book itself is done, and we are at the editing and corrections stage. We are hoping to have it ready for Convergence this summer. Pat