Let me tell you, these two kittens are about as entertaining and sweet as it gets. I had a grand time with them during my visit and tried to talk my folks into letting me stuff them into my suitcase when I left. No go. ;-)
The rug was woven a 60" Harrisville/Collingwood Rug loom. The loom itself is set up at A Loom With a View in Newburyport MA. (This loom is for sale at a very nice price if anyone reading is interested.) I know it was warped in linen and that he did use shaft switching on this piece. I really don't remember the sett, but my guess would be around 8 epi. He stranded 3 different colors together of Harrisville Highland wool for each weft pick. There are 3 different shades of orange, 3 of grey/blue and 3 of white/tans.
We spent a fair amount of time picking the colors because they needed to match the inside of his beautiful boat.
He finished the edges in two different ways, one plainly the other a Damascus braid which he stated he liked better.
It's not a big rug, around 20x40 inches. It will be fun to see what he does on the Harrisville loom he purchased.
Not much else to report, it's hot and steamy here, climbing into the low 90's during the day. The horses, goats and cats are all taking long siestas in the afternoon. About noon I go out and hose the horses off when I refill water tanks. Everyone seems to appreciate it but Dandy, who is convinced I am trying to drown him. It's rather funny too since he crosses water easily and without worry. Silly boy!
The large flock of turkeys have been sited twice since the first posting. I ran out with the camera to take a picture or two and by God, I can say they move pretty darn quickly. Nary a flock member to capture. Drats! I'll keep trying.
I've found a couple of owl pellets on my morning walk to the barn and one really large fresh pile of bear scat on the driveway. We've had our barrels tossed and raided rather badly, so now there is no mystery as to what's doing it. Gene is building a big sturdy bin to hold them, this weekend I hope!