My “To Keep Them Sweet” ribbon won a Complex Weavers prize at the Dallas Handweavers Guild show. Thanks to the kind help and good connections of a guild member, I was able to get it into the Complex Weavers Show at Convergence in Florida. One of the things I kind of agonized over, was whether [Continue]
I finished the sample that I started to test out the Messingbrettchen – brass tablets. I decided that I had enough to make a short dog leash.
Another happy and fulfilling Texas Folk Life Festival! Unfortunately, I just wasn’t in the right head space for photography – I got good shots of my booth the morning of setup, and I went out with the camera walking around – but just couldn’t see any shots. Fortunately, user ZaftigWendy on Ravelry took LOTS of [Continue]
I’m leaving after work for the Texas FolkLife Festival. It’s a great weekend – lots of fun, neat people, culture, and plenty of Texas sun. This is a shot from my booth from year before last. Here’s my full entry, if you’re curious. This is video of me being interviewed by WAOI TV. These guys [Continue]
I ordered brass tablets from Messingbrettchen and they arrived a couple of days ago – I’ve had a chance to give them a little test drive, and see how they work. The tablets are stamped out of thin brass (Messing) and copper (Kupfer). They also make Neusilber, or “German Silver,” which is a nickel-copper alloy, [Continue]
I’ve joined a new networking site, called Stitchin Fingers. It’s a Ning Social Networking site – kind of like Ravelry (although not nearly as smooth), but for stitching-related textile arts. There’s mostly embroidery and quilting and stuff on there now, although there are groups set up for weaving and other formats. I’m just called Michael [Continue]
I got word this morning that I’ve been chosen for a SOAR Scholarship! I’m very excited, and looking forward to meeting everybody there.