Someday I really will get to unpacking it but it has been really, REALLY busy here with studio changes.
Thursday I hit home and started right in cleaning. Trust me, it had to be done and done then in prep for an exciting day Friday. A little before Christmas I decided to sell the BV loom, while I love the loom itself and it has enormous sentimental value, it simply was too tall for me to ever weave at comfortably with her 40" high breast beam. If she wasn't so large I would have found a place for her, but the reality is she's huge and deserves to be used and loved. Surprisingly I found a buyer for her, a tall young man with the weaving bug who has no qualms about monkeying with her and has gobs of room. Gene had also found another used Louet, this one an older Hollandia, 8 shafts and 14 treadles in mint condition and at a fair price. It was my big Christmas gift, I got to see pictures Christmas day. Lets also add some serendipity into it, the buyer of the BV and the seller of the Louet both lived in the greater Seattle area. Morgan the BV buyer was willing to pick the Louet up on his way down to retrieve the Barbara loom.
I happily took some cash off the price and paid for the Uhaul. It saved Gene a two day trek and that had everyone happy about playing musical looms.
So Friday was out with the old and in with the new.
The studio underwent an overhaul and it looks like I gained a more spacious studio again.
To those in the Seattle area, keep on the look out for a fine ( and terribly handsome and polite I might add) weaver. I'll end with this hutch piece I've deconstructed in yet another configuration. And there are batches of yarns there just waiting for the next post! :-)