This week, I have done many things that have been on my list for organizing for awhile. I found a place for my Bosworth spindle collection,
I have sold a spinning wheel that was not being used and I am in the process of buying a different kind of wheel that I think will be quite useful. (that postponed road trip!)
I have sold a rug loom that needed more restoring than I am willing to do, (why do I do that to myself?) and I am looking for a "ready to weave" rug loom. (I may have located it!)
Each year I try to learn something new. Last year it was cotton spinning, this year it is going to be silk spinning. With that in mind I have found all the silk I had on hand, most of it was blended with wool, or even some silk mawata (hankies) and I have ordered a couple of different presentations of silk, some tussah roving which is a lovely honey colored silk, and I bought some hand dyed bombyx brick from a shop on Etsy. There was another listing on Etsy that caught my eye several times but because of the price tag I hesitated to splurg. Last month I had a birthday, and for that special day my son got me an Etsy gift card and my first thought was that listing that had caught my eye!
Yup, I did it, I ordered that kilo of bombyx brick straight from China. As I eagerly tracked the package, it seemed like it was stuck on the dock in China for days, but I figured it hadn't been scanned when it left the dock. Sure enough it showed up on my doorstep on Wednesday, and it is all I can do to not drop everything and dive right in!
I have plenty to develop my silk spinning skills don't you think?
This weeks weaving news will be posted on the Tuesday Weavers blog "Loomy Tunes" that you can find on my blog list.
Happy snow day, Tina