Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Last pictures before we leave

Last weekend was beautiful out, so my husband and I packed a picnic and went up north. The golden rod is perfect for dying, but since I have no time to dye, I can only take a picture.

I was so surprised to see these alpaca along the back roads at a farm and since they seem to go with the theme of my year I took their picture. (I think their alpaca).

These are the looms my husband and father made. The one on the left is based on a traditional Navajo loom, you sit on the ground and weave (I'm sure I will not be able to walk again after sitting for a week). The loom on the right is a new style, which you can sit in a chair and weave, that one my husband will be using. (I should have had him make me that style also, but no, I wanted a traditional style!)

This is all of my natural dyed yarn, rolled into balls and ready to go. I also have some gray and charcoal black commercial dyed yarns packed to go with it.

Well, we leave Friday for out "west" (Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico). Our R.V. is loaded, not only with food, clothes, 2 looms, and yarn but I've also packed my quilting to work on, my full size wool quilt and new wool quilt blocks I've begun. I hope to share with you some pictures of my workshop the beginning of Oct.


Rachelle said...

Ooooh! What cool Batik colors.
I can only dream if stuff like that, I just raise the alpacas, and leave the creative stuff to others! :))
You are very talented!

Deb H said...

Kathy, the looms are beautiful. You are so lucky that John shares your interest in the weaving. Warren would rather drink a beer & WATCH me weave!

Sure wish we could pick that goldenrod & dye some wool together!

Donna said...

Hi Kathy,
Krista is helping me post a note to you for the first time. Your yarn is beautiful.
Know that you are having a spectacular time on your trip. Anxious to hear about it.
Love, Donna

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