December 2003

The reprint of Ulla Cyrus-Zetterström’s book Manual of Swedish Handweaving has a date to go to the bindery on December 9th. I hope it will be available just before Christmas. I will be sending out postcards to those of you on my mailing list. Otherwise check back later this month for purchasing details.

My studio is getting a fresh cleaning and organizing in preparation for a busy year of classes. The January class is full and others are filling. As of now there are still openings in all the others.

I’m still enjoying my fall of intensive weaving of curtains and a coverlet with a turned draft on two warp beams and a fly shuttle.

The first draft of my translation of Väv Boken is nearly complete.

November 2003

The reprint of Ulla Cyrus-Zetterström’s Manual of Swedish Handweaving is at the printersnow and off to the bindery after that.

I’ve established somewhat regular office hours on weekdays 10:00-12:00. I am usually available then by phone. We do screen calls, so start leaving a message and I will pick up the phone. You may fax me at the same number anytime.

I am currently putting in an order to Sweden for looms and equipment, so if there’s anything you want that needsto be special ordered, now is a good time.

I’m finally making curtains for the house. Each window gets a different weave structure!

October 2003

I’m looking forward to a busy class schedule next year after taking some time off this fall. I am offering a class in Swedish rug techniques for the first time that many of you have been asking for. Let me know right away if you are interested as it may fill quickly.

I hope to complete my two current book projects in the near future. These are a reprint of Manual of Swedish Handweaving by Ulla Cyrus-Zetterström and a translation of a basic Swedish drafting book. I have been weaving samples for the cover of this book this summer!

Other future projects include a series of videos featuring my various classes. These will enable students to take my workshops who are unable to attend in person and also be a good review for those who have attended. My new tie-up system will be demonstrated as well as the warping trapeze, which is a perfect tool for beaming a warp alone.

Some of you may be interested to know that I continue to experiment with a new tie-up system for countermarch looms using texsolv. Let me know if it has become a fast and foolproof method for you! I would love feedback. Contact me (by mail, phone, or fax) if you want information on this tie-up system.

Stay well and happy weaving.

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