Sunday, December 2, 2012

Back to Weaving!

As I reflect on filming the course last week, I'm so happy to have that experience completed!  After the first day it was a great time.  Once I got into the groove and got over most of my nerves I enjoyed the filming.  Liz, Jarrod and Nicole, my production team, were all fabulous and so supportive.  I can't say enough good things about them.  I'm looking forward to seeing the final, edited version of the course.  Here we all are on the set.

It seems like I spent most of the fall preparing for this and I'm so glad I did.  I wove all new samples for the techniques in the course and came up with new finished projects using the techniques.  The course is scheduled to come out sometime in December.  It's unbelievable that they can put it together so quickly.  As I found out more about the release date, I'll let you all know.

Meanwhile, back at the studio I've really gotten to work.  Early this morning I delivered an altar cloth to St. Monica's Catholic Church in Santa Monica then drove up the coast highway to the studio.  It was a cloudy morning with a bit of drizzle - there were lots of surfers in the water and the greyed landscape was very beautiful.

While driving I couldn't help thinking about how lucky I am to be on my way to work to do something I love doing.  Then I got to spend the day in the studio just weaving away with the music blaring, getting so much accomplished.  I wove on four of my looms, completing 2 chenille scarves, 4 rayon/silk scarves, worked on a ruana and a shawl, and wound a new warp.  Wow!  And since I'd been thinking about Brooks Bouquet (one of the techniques in the course) I wove a border of that on the shawl.

Next weekend we have the Holiday Market at the studios and I'm hoping to get some new pieces finished to sell there.  I also have several orders that are late, so I've resolved to get those finished before Christmas.

1 comment:

Pat S. said...

'Glad you finished the craftsy filming. I've been waiting patiently for it ever since you told us you were doing it at Stitches East. I'm so jealous tht you live and work on the CA coast - I used to live in northern CA and have driven that road a number of times!