Last Sunday evening I began taking the slow road to Wisconsin. My destination was to visit my good friend Karen in the woods. Many years ago I bought a Union loom and then didn't have a clue as to how to warp it. It has a sectional beam. I posted a question on a yahoo rug group and Karen took me under her wing. She was a tremendous help. She even sent me a video! Ever since then we have been great friends. I used to tell her she has been there for all my, oh no! What in the world do I do now, moments!
The first leg of my trip was to Livingston, Kentucky to visit friends that I haven't seen in four years. The trip should have taken one hour and a half. It took three hours! I am not sure what the problem was. I knew there was a problem in the south bound lane that had the road closed but all I could see in the north bound lane was that the shoulder was being paved. I spend that night with a weaver/re enactor friend.
My next stop was The Woolery in Frankfort, Ky. The shop is on a cute street lined with old buildings. Then on to the Homestead Weaving Studio. I haven't seen Chris in four years. We had a really nice visit and I had the chance to hang out in her studio for a while. A mutual friend who is also a weaver joined us for coffee the next morning. The weather was so nice so we sat outside until I had to leave.
The third night I met up with a dear weaving friend from Missouri. We arranged to meet at her friend Sharon's house in Illinois. The next day we were finally on our way to Wisconsin! Sharon was the only non weaver I stayed with. She paints!
We made a couple of stops on our way to Karen's house. The first stop was at Vavning Weaving Studio. We had arranged to have lunch with Juanita and Norm and to get a tour of her lovely studio. It is in an old church. It is wonderful! If you are ever in that area you just have to stop by! You just have to see all her looms. What a treasure trove!
The next stop was at Susan's Fiber Shop. I had seen Susan at the different fiber festivals but never had the chance to talk to her. While there I was able to meet another weaver from a yahoo weaving group I am on. Susan has a wonderful shop and you can also see her sheep. Plan on spending some time there so you can see everything. Her shop is big!
I wanted to post pictures with this blog but they are being slow to down load. So I will have to do that later. I will post the rest of the story in another blog.