Monthly Archives: September 2016

UA & Grand Dames of Weaving

In an August with uncharacteristically hot and muggy days (temperatures reached 107°F/41.67°C!), I temporarily turned my back on my knitting.  Instead, I worked on improving my weaving skills.  Of course, even though retired the researcher in me cannot be stilled, … Continue reading

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Rigby Cloth Stripping Machine

Buried deep in the 33 pounds of 2-inch fulled strips of wool (see my earlier post) was a Rigby Cloth Stripping Machine, Model B.  I had never seen or even heard of this gizmo before, but friends of mine had … Continue reading

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Wool Strips for Rug Weaving

Last weekend I attended Fort Umpqua Days in Elkton, Oregon (pic source).  I enjoyed watching the period recreations (e.g., blacksmithing, dyeing, baking in big cast iron pots, etc.).  Not surprisingly, I especially liked the room at the fort used by … Continue reading

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Hope Springs Eternal

As I blogged earlier, I had hoped that 8-year old Granddaughter F and I would be weaving side by side during her visit with us this summer.  Well, as Alexander Pope said, “hope springs eternal in the human breast,” so … Continue reading

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