In June, the student troupe (with a couple of members from the professional troupe) performed at a Food Trucks event in North Hollywood.
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|One comparison photo: Me as an advanced dancer after 2+ years work versus me as a beginner, the first time I ever danced ATS in public, after 6 months study. *grin* --> that jacket is already pinned even smaller, now in September.|
mark of having improved over the past couple of years. |
I still laugh every time I see the old photos from Emle's in Dec 2010.
In August, we held a hafla (party) at the end of the student session at Pasadena City College. I had a modest store setup for my flowered hair clips.
|Flowered hair clips for sale|
But one of the most exciting accomplishments for my summer has to be my new logo and business cards. Major thanks go out to Katy, the artist I hired to work on my logo, who created exactly what I was looking for. You can see her work on her Facebook page.
|The Grand Logo of Awesome!|
After that, of course I had tons of fun creating business cards (all done at moo.com which I can heartily recommend).
|the large business cards: complete with rounded corners|
|the small business cards: so cute, so memorable|
This past weekend, I taught a new card-weaving class at the Griffin Dyeworks Fiber Frolic. Although I originally called the class "Rams' Horn, Eilidh Style," my friends have suggested it should be renamed "Gypsy Eyeball" based on how often they heard me saying "eyeball" as I was teaching. In fact, several people wandered over just to see what we were weaving, since I continued to describe the "gypsy eyeball" as the mathematical key to understanding the rams' horn threaded pattern in our card-weaving warps.
|Gypsy Eyeballs on the Right and then Left, followed by Rams' Horns|
I'd like to create a series of youtube video clips that cover the topics in my Gypsy Eyeball class technique. Maybe those will be projects for 2013.
After class, I sat down to take advantage of an afternoon with an empty loom and a basket full of warping threads. Ercil took a fantastic photo of my glee.
|The warp I decided on was made up from the Brick Red, Bright Orange, and Chocolate Brown cones |
that you can see between my leg and the basket.
I haven't forgotten my spinning and I have some additional weaving plans mulling in my head, too.
|some luxury fibers spun on a new drop spindle|
|Finishing the warp at the Fiber Retreat, relaxing and enjoying|
* Postscript footnote - Did you know the word "inkle" just means narrow, woven band? Without getting into the historical controversies of the "inkle loom" or "inkle" bands, I learned some interesting information at dinner the other day, and I'm looking forward to understanding the history better so I can promote credible research rather than muddled jargon. My thanks to Ercil, for getting me thinking along these lines. I have my work sketched out for me.