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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ready for Ballet Season!

We just finished weaving a group of bamboo and linen shawls perfect for the upcoming ballet season here in Saratoga Springs. New York City Ballet is in residence from July 6-17 here at SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center.)
The amphitheatre is outdoors in a State Park and the evenings can get a bit chilly. My shawls are handwoven with a lacy leno weave on a cream colored warp and ecru weft so the pattern is subtle and elegant.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Arts Fest 2010

Saratoga Arts Fest took place on June 10-13 and brought lots of visitors and customers to Beekman Street. Our studio was open all weekend with a small loom for kids to try out. Studios in the Arts District were open to the public and several visiting artists set up displays. We also hosted a Trashion Show with high school students modeling "clothing" made from potato chip bags, playing cards, lamp shades, and duct tape. It was a hit and brought a lot of new people to our street.

Porch Restoration

In May, the Saratoga Preservation Foundation, honored us with a Preservation Award for our exterior facade at 143 Grand Ave. This encouraged us to continue restoration work on the porches, using the original posts and trims. Our friend Art Baird, and Richard salvaged and refitted the old posts. Over the summer, we'll get to the side porches and finish up the painting.