When I visited the home of my mother’s Swedish ancestors in Finland several years ago, I sat at my Great Grandmother Jacobson’s loom and wove my first rug. I knew at once that weaving is in my genes and couldn’t wait to get my own loom.
I was fortunate to buy the loom a fellow alpaca owner was willing to sell - a twenty harness Macomber floor loom. Then I bought a table-top loom from a neighbor which I took to the Ag Expo and let people try out weaving. Someone asked if I teach weaving, and I thought, why not?
Now, I have over 18 different looms in the studio and have taught many children and adults to weave. It is as much of a joy to see the creations others make as it is to do my own weaving.
After teaching 4-h weavers for eight years, my studio seemed to shrink – too many kids, too many looms, too much yarn, not enough room, so in the fall of 2017 I had my tiny studio enlarged. It is beautiful now with plenty of room for all the looms and weavers.
Weaving lessons are available. I have alpaca raw fiber, rovings, and yarn for sale to.
Contact me for more information. 970-882-4593
The library corner with books on not only weaving, but spinning, knitting, sewing, quilting, and many more.