Thursday, October 13, 2011

Myuiki Co, Ltd. Pictures

I am posting some pictures at the request of one of the representatives of Myuiki Co., Ltd. in Japan.  This is the company that makes the beads I use in my tapestries.  For some reason none of the pictures are getting through email.  With any luck I will be presenting my pieces for display at Myuiki in Japan for the next showing.

I will be having professional pictures taken soon.  Just waiting to hear back from the photographer.

Celtic Birds Project


Running Dogs Band

Aurora Wolf progress

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Pic....

Coming along slowly.  Takes a little under an hour to put in just one row.  You can now see the left wolfs' feet and two of the right wolfs' feet.   Not too happy with the colorization of her foot but Im hoping the finished colors blending will be nice. 

Im taking this loom to this weekend's SCA event (Procrastinator's Brawl) for viewing by the King and Queen of Midrealm by request of our Barones, Una. This is a Roaring Wastes event and this is my barony so I am espically proud to show it.

I'll post more pictures of the event and this weeks progress next week.

Yes, those are my shoes, lol. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Aurora Wolf Project Pics

Picures so far.  I think the colors will soften and blend better the further up I go.

This is about 70 of the 84 colors.  Some  of the color changes are very sublte.  I think it will be nice when I'm done.  You can see the tip of her foot (center of loom) and one of the wolf paws (left side of the loom).  I think the wolves are going to be spectactular.


New Pics Celtic Birds and Running Dogs

Here are a few more pics.......

Yes......I know they are sideways.........
computers hate me......

Friday, September 9, 2011

Pennsic Was Awesome

Hi everyone

Sorry its been so long since the last post but I've been a little busy, lol.  Pennsic was awesome.  I made many new friends, especially in the beading community. Yes, there are other tapestry beaders out there. Not many, but some. And I had the wonderful opportunity to meet 2 at Pennsic.

I put both looms in the A&S Display which sparked alot of interest. I was unable to stay with my display throughout the day because of my class being the same day.  The looms were quite heavy and I was only taking them down to town once.  To my surprise I was left several tokens on my display table including a silver ring and an absolutely gorgeous book.  Thank you to the many people who visited my display and espically to those who left cards and tokens. 

The Celtic Birds project is off the loom and finished, ready to hang.  It and the running dogs project are up for sale on EBay, Etsy and Artfire.  But for now I am looking for a gallery to display them in.  I'll keep you posted on that ordeal, lol.  But once the gallery owners see the pieces I don't think I will have much trouble displaying them.  I'll post pics of both finished projects tomorrow.

I have started the Aurora Wolf project.  440 beads across.  Takes and hour just to pick up and lay in one row.  I'm not to certain about the colors but as I continue the tapestry I'm hoping the colors blend together better.  I am also having doubts that i will have enough beads to finish the project....(sigh).

Yes, they are upside down.........

And most of all, thanks to Mistress Megan and my new mentor Brianna for fueling my beading creativity in whole new ways.  I now have bigger and much better things to come....

Friday, July 15, 2011

Celtic Birds Project Completed

Its finally done!!

Time to complete:  3 months

After Pennsic it will be posted on Etsy and Ebay.....

Now on to the next priject, lol.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Baron War 2011

Saturday I entered my Celtic Birds project, still on the loom, in the Arts & Sciences Competition at the Baron War (an SCA event) in Ohio.  By populace bean count I won first place in the event.  I did not know at that time the winner of the 'War' was determined by 3 points.  Whoever got 2 out of the 3 of points won the war.  My barony (Roaring Wastes) had one point.  They lost the second battle therefore lost the other point.  The deciding point (3rd) was given to the A&S winner.  That was me.  I didnt know that.....

During court at the end of the day I was the first called before the King and Queen to name who I was siding my point to.  Of course, Roaring Wastes.  It was the best day of my SCA life.  I chose the victor of the War.

I could have been given no greater honor.

To Their Royal Majesties, King Arch & Queen Runa of the Middle Kingdom,

I say thank you


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Project Update

 Wow, has it  been that long since an update.....?  I am soooooo sorry.

Well, I've been so busy.  It's not quite finished but should be by early next week.  75 rows to go.

Heres the blank chart half as published in the book.....

 looks a little confusing but here is the whole chart (half copied and inverted) colored. in.....

11/0 seed beads (11 beads an inch)
240 beads wide
330 beads tall
10 row top and bottom borders

That's 84,000 beads!!!!

Here is how it looks so far....

And the next project is bigger!!!!
Am hoping to get  at least a third of the large one done before Pennsic.  Wish Me Luck!

Monday, April 25, 2011


For all those interested, I will be teaching a class in Beginner Beadweaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom at The Pennsic War  Aug 8th,2011 at 11:00 am.  Free to stop in if your interested.......

PENNSIC Field Battle

Middle Kingdom Rocks

And We Have Beads..............

(......./Snoopy Dance..........)

The order is in...WOOT!.  Thousands and thousands of pretties!  All double bagged, safe and sound.

A big pile of bead .   Took most of the day but they are all in their bins  :-). 
We sorted and tagged the containers (92) and what did we have................?

Thank You Sue for all your time and effort getting this monster of an order together for us all.

Sue, You Rock!!!!

Unfortunately I have to rewarp the small loom (sigh ).  But I got beads so it don't matter!

 5 more minutes Mom......

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

(sigh)....... turns out than my warping bar (threaded rod) was slowly bending as I was warping the small loom.  I noticed that the center warp threads were vibrating as the wind from an open window blew over the loom.  Solution: remake the side rails so I can put in a thicker rod. 

Deconstructed one side the small loom to use as a pattern for the new sides.  Left the heddle warped, and sagging  :-( .  

Its gonna be me, a small latch hook, and a large cup of coffee when I put the new side rails on to try to lay the warp on the thicker rod.  Hopefully I can do this without having to cut it all off and rewarp the entire loom again (sigh).  Back to the workshop.....

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Let The Insanity begin.....

The Kevlar warps beautifully.  When I got the thread and laid the first warp I realized then how thick it was.  Lovely, another problem.......   However, its 2 ply.  Woot!!  

So instead of ordering more thread (and the Kevlar was $50.00/spool and THAT was half price) I decided to.....un-ply it.  So the kid and I are cutting each warp to length and untwisting hundreds and hundreds of warps, lol.  And were laying them, one at a time.  Yes, it takes a while.  Yes, it warps wonderfully.  Yes, it worth it.  Absolutely.

And thank you D for buying all that Fireline off of me.  You Rock!!!!

So....Let the Insanity Begin......

Small (lolol) Loom

And just guess who thinks warping a loom is fun....

Dont let the look fool you.  They are evil......