Monthly Archives: September 2014

Continued Updating

Greenland Gown Project

Happy Week to all of you.

As many of you have seen, this past week was an updating and clean up of the site. We took a few pages down due to non use and a few down for more in-depth work.

The major work is going on on the photo gallery page. As I was going through our phones and computers, I found that there is a whole story of the project being told to date by the pictures we have collected. At times these photos tell and even more complete story that words ever could.

That is the work project wise for this week. I am going to have this available this weekend or by Monday next week at the latest.

Upcoming events of interest include the Taos Wool Festival. That is happening this week culminating with the Wool Market on Saturday and Sunday. This Market is located in Taos Nm.

The following week is Churro Week at the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center in Espanola Nm. This event is full of classes featuring the Navajo Churro as the topic. I will be holding a discussion on Saturday, Oct. 11 @4pm for anyone who is close enough to join in. Otherwise, this may be the perfect time for me to do a video of the discussion to add to the website. I will keep you all posted.

For any of you anywhere in the world, I would invite you to send me a posting of your fiber events and I will add them to the Upcoming Events Calendar here on the page. You never know, I might be in the area and would love to visit.

Well, that is about it for this post….

Be well and I will see you next time.

D

Website/Project Update

Greenland Gown Project

To all of you,

I want to wish you a Happy Fall or a Wonderful Spring depending on your hemisphere.

Today I am doing an editing and somewhat revamping of the Greenland Gown Project web site. Please feel free to come by and see what has been changed and updated.

Now that the summer/winter madness has settled here I am getting back to the research and forward movement on the next steps of the project.

Currently, the beginnings of the loom construction has commenced.

I am still working on the washing/oiling process refinement for the fleece. This, I am of hopes, will be the final adjustment. I have learned so much and I hope you have as well during the journey.

The sheep breeds for comparison have finally been settled on. The locally bred sheep will be the Navajo Churro and the original sheep from the textile is the Icelandic sheep.

I am feeling the need to write the next two papers. I am hoping to have them finished and published by Spring/Fall. Please keep your eye out for those.

Forward movement is continuing.

I am glad to be back. I have missed you all!

D