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Half a virtual tour

Tonight was spent messing around in the studio, trying to get class prep finished for some of the things I’m doing this month. Last weekend was my only free weekend this month. This weekend: teaching on Saturday in Poughkeepsie, NY. Next weekend, Butler County Spinners and Weavers Guild, and the following week I’m judging an arts competition in Buffalo, NY.

I thought I could at least give you a virtual tour of the chaos that is my studio right now. The camera batteries died after only two photos, so you only get part of a virtual tour. But really, how many piles of books/papers/string do you need to see?

wound cotton

It doesn’t look so impressive, but that’s fourteen pounds of cotton, wound into 100-yd balls for inclusion in class kits.


This is the badly named Klic-n-Kut machine, an otherwise wonderful toy tool. It’s a computer-cotntrolled cutting plotter – if I can draw it, I can cut it. Tonight I ran off about 300 2-inch weaving tablets, again for class kits.

Not shown due to battery issues: the desk, covered in skeins of silk, those 300 tablets, tax paperwork, etc.

5 Comments on “Half a virtual tour”

  1. #1 cyndy
    on Mar 13th, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Honestly don’t know how you manage to do it all!

    Have fun this weekend ;-)

  2. #2 Phiala
    on Mar 13th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Do it all?


    I start all of it, but finishing has been in short supply lately…

  3. #3 Laura
    on Mar 13th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    “But really, how many piles of books/papers/string do you need to see?”

    Come, now. Lots. I find it edifying and reassuring to see ample evidence of other people’s, er, treatment of surface area. What is a flat surface for, anyway? Books are cool. String is wonderful. Lots and lots in nice, tidy bundles! Evolving projects–punctuated equilibrium and all.

  4. #4 Phiala
    on Mar 13th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    “Nice tidy bundles” – you’re funny!

    I think my workroom right now is more about stratigraphy than punctuated equilibrium.

  5. #5 Laura
    on Mar 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Nice tidy bundles, yes. 14 pounds of string in tidy bundles, as seen in your photo. I do not venture to guess what the rest of your string is doing. ;)

    Stratigraphy–yes, near and dear to the archaeologist part of my heart. That is my usual modus operandi: on top = of current interest. Punctuated equilibrium occurs occasionally as a result of excavation–hey! This is interesting again! Must work on this.

    Of course, finishing does not usually happpen until the thing in question has been deposited and re-excavated a suitable number of times. And, of course, it will likely get redeposited even after being finished, and then when it is re-excavated I am surprised. “Hey! It’s finished! When did I do that?”