Saturday, November 21, 2009

Open Studios

Salmon Falls Mills in Rollinsford, NH

I had fun at the open studios today.

What's not to love about seeing the hand-woven and beautifully sewn work of Sharon Baker Kelly and other artists in their studios at the mill?

Very inspiring!

Plus, on the table looms below, I got to show people how to weave for the first time. Pretty cool! (Sometimes I'm not a good teacher technically - but I make up for it with enthusiasm.)

Even better, we met some people who have looms and are very interested in getting back to weaving. Hopefully a few of them will join our monthly weaving group.

I did knit a tiny amount. It was so fun with people coming and going that I didn't make much knitting progress. (Yes, I realize I should show you the new scarf I'm knitting! And I will!!)

I did not get to sit at this loom to weave, but I love that bench cover!!!

Hope you had a great Saturday too!


Sharon said...

You live in an invigorating environment and I hope you keep that in mind. I cannot imagine the rich fiber tradition that is yours to enjoy, but I appreciate seeing it through your eyes. Thanks.

Sara said...

I thought about driving over there today - but, it was a bit far to drive both ways in one day.

I am glad you got to go...I wish we had a weaving group here...

Do let me know if they do something like this again - maybe I'll be able to plan and find some place to stay over...and get to spend some time around weavers!

charlotte said...

This sounds like a great day! It is always very inspiring to see beautiful textiles, thank you for sharing this with us.

Delighted Hands said...

So glad you had a great time at the Open Studio-everything looks beautiful.

Virginia said...

I almost came to visit, but I had the kids in the car so it was a no go! Love seeing all your weaving!

OzWeaver said...

What a beautiful setting for a studio! How I wish I could have come to this event! How I wish more guilds could have a space like this!
Thank you for taking photos so we could all drool!

Jennifer said...

Definitely a GREAT Saturday! What a great bench also. I've been eyeing mine. One day it will need to change and the piano bench will just need to match!