Announcement Evergreen Weaving
How It All Began....
In 1996 I put an ad in our local flyer, asking if anyone had a rug loom for sale, and also asking if anyone would be willing to teach me how to weave.
The very morning the paper was delivered I got a call from a wonderful lady who offered to teach me how to get the rags ready for weaving. During my first visit with her, she offered to teach me how to weave. So I went to her house on Tuesday mornings for a number of weeks and practiced on her loom.
My shopper ad also brought me a call from a fellow who was cleaning out his grandma's garage and he said he'd found something that he thought might be a loom. My dear husband drove me to look at it during a late winter snowstorm.
The loom was missing some parts and was a bit warped from sitting on end for who knows how long, but with some new parts and some loving care, it has cleaned up pretty well.
At first I had the loom in our small narrow living room, but that quickly proved to be inconvenient. I moved it into a bedroom......again, not so good. Eventually I had a wonderful time building a little weaving house for myself. The size of the building is 10X20 feet, but 4 feet of this is an open porch. Of course this should be bigger, but it gives me the space necessary for weaving and keeps the mess out of our main house.
I use recycled fabrics and new fabrics for weaving rugs, depending upon what is available. I never tire of watching the transformation of rags to rugs, and I'm especially enthralled by seeing the entire rug once it comes off the loom.
I imagine I'll stop weaving when I can't think of any new fabric/color combinations for rugs. This might mean never!
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