Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chance Meetings

The fall semester is over.  My house is cleaned, the refrigerator stocked with goodies for game night tonight, and my loom studio is reasonably straightened.  All is good.  Unless we talk about my dye studio, but we won't mention that beyond here.

I have a lot of work to do over break.  I'm putting together an application for a future endeavor, I have some pieces that need finishing, and a few personal projects that I'd like to get finished.

Recently I went for a walkabout of a local antique mall.  I came home with some goodies.

A few reference books for textiles and two huck embroidered towels.  I've never seen huck towels before, but I'm familiar with the weave structure.  I love these towels and I left two others behind.  Until the other day that is, when I went back to get them.  I was wandering about and a vendor looked over my shoulder and asked me about them.  She had just brought in a needle kit with patterns for huck towels.  She showed the kit to me and we chatted for a bit.  I love chance encounters like this and of course I bought the kit home with me.  There are a few unfinished towels inside, fabric, needles, floss and two pattern books copyright 1936!

Guess what else I'll be doing over break?

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