I have thought about three goals with this space, and though compact it is working out the way I planned. A place to display the shop items, a place to work and a place for friendly visits and classes. I do still have two rooms in the house for the floor looms, sewing , pressing, and drafting table. I would love to empty one of them but I will have to work on that.
I have put a link to Ruth's website and blog on the right under links.
and the area that is beside the yarns.
and a better view of January so far. I still have today to finish.
I have decided that starting a new TD is a like starting a new sketchbook and can be a little uncomfortable at first but I am beginning to warm up to it. The daily weavings will be different heights this year although the width will remain constant. I started out with the idea of a woven path through the months but I am taking a lot of liberty with that plan!
Recently a copy of The Threads Course in Tapestry has come in the mail. What a wonderful book! I really like the way the technical drawings are shown from both directions. I brought it out to the studio today thinking I might incorporate some of the interesting variations into the TD this year.
Rebecca Mezoff has a wonderful video review of the book on her blog and Tommye Scanlin has mentioned it on hers as well.
Hopefully I will be settling into a regular routine of work soon and carry on the finishing of the 2013 TD and the Mango Hunters. I have just put the finishing touches on a piece to send for the ATA unjuried small works show in Rhode Island this July. Even better, I am planning on attending the retreat myself and taking a workshop with Susan Martin Maffei!