Friday, June 06, 2008

What tha?

2 DAYS?? Where does time go? No excuses here...

So, where did I leave off?

Hubby's intention on this trip was to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Boone. I think he accomplished at least some of what he wanted to do:
Fort Boonesborough, Boone Station, Boone Tavern, and EKU where we followed tradition and...

Rubbed the left toe of Daniel Boone's statue for good luck!



We traveled south to the small town of Berea. The Folk Arts & Crafts Capital of KY!
Where we found 2 favorite shops~Michelle Weston's Glass Studio and Weaver's Bottom!





This is the "woven" column outside the studio...pretty huh?

Of course, I spent quite a bit of time chatting with Neil Colmer, owner of Weaver's Bottom, what an interesting man. He was setting up a loom to make a copy of an "Overshot Coverlet"! As explained to me, this customer had come to him with this picture...which he showed to me, having a history myself of reproducing historical clothing...and guessing at what certain parts of the dress or outfit's design was I was astounded at this photo. The baby was sitting on the coverlet, the only portions of the blanket really visible were the corners and it was black & white so he was also guessing at the colors according to the date of the photo. AMAZING!


Before we left he sat at one of his many looms and let me take this picture of him. (He is not working on the coverlet I was telling you about.)
Have I told you I want to learn to weave?! I need 3 or 4 clones of myself...

Sorry no pics from the glass studio, it was really hard to get a good shot of her. She was making these beautiful starfish...and some of the things that she had made for sale were AMAZING! I love to watch glass making, but it's too darn hot for me to want as a hobby.


Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'

7 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! I know what you mean about needing clones. I had a brief fantasy about learning to weave, but then I looked around at all the yarn and fiber I still need to knit up. *sigh* LOL

Becky said...

I could do with a clone or two myself, and send one of them off to work every day while I enjoy life!

Dani said...

I have a loom you are welcome to come and play with any time! I am not an experienced weaver at all, but I do know how to warp it and get a finished product!

lilypily said...

Wow that looks like a really interesting place to visit. Wish I was tagging along with you!

Annie said...

So many fiber arts, so little time.

Diana said...

Hmmmm, I see your tricky plan getting Jack to sit at the looms!!

Dana said...

Sounds like an amazing trip! You and your hubby do the "funnest" things. :)