a line allows progress

a photo post my three hour long weaving class from wednesday. i'm starting to get a hang of the ins-and-outs of it all. by the time this piece is done i will be spectacular at switching colors. if you're in mpls and have nothing to do this saturday, i suggest you come the weaving show at They Won't Find Us Here gallery. all us cool EXCO kids will be showing off our hard work. unfortunately, mine won't be any where near complete, but that doesn't matter because photos of my finished piece will end up right here!

once again!
Saturday July 24th
from 7-11pm
@ They Won't Find Us Here gallery
3500 Bryant Ave S (alleyside)


some goals for the week
  • craft circle
  • weave
  • go to cake eater / pick up yarn
  • complete my PublicAllies application
  • beach
  • make compensation coldpress
  • pay deposit on new haus
  • catch up on reading We Are An Image of the Future
  • watch one of the horror movies saved on my external harddrive


in lieu of my last loom post, i'm going to refer to my loom as a pipe bomb à la this bike is a pipe bomb. time to whip out the label maker! alright, back to crafting.


a methlab revisited..

it's been a while since i've been able to partake in a methlab monday. partly due to craftivities being moved to wednesday night hardtimes and partly due to sheer laziness. today, however, was a new day, in fact, it was my only day off this week. the only day where i don't have to be at work, a meeting, or a work meeting all week. so it was decided that today would be an all day craft-a-thon. i got up around noon (sleeping in is awesome) and ran and bought some toilet paper. made a few texts to get the crew together and by 3:30 the gang was all here!

after a short span of chit-chatting, we started to get our craft-on. while i didn't actually accomplish a granny square or anything of the crocheted manner, i did manage to get my slipstitch to look good. i continued to craft after some of my friends left, and then more came back and i continued to craft! at this point i switched to xstitching to continue working on my very botched edition of this pattern.


if i can build a loom, i can build a bomb

yesterday i started week one of four weeks of weaving though Experimental College (EXCO). in a mere three hours we were able to make and string a frame loom, kinda like the one above. that's a pretty big accomplishment considering i finally managed to crawl out of bed around 2pm, haha. next week we're going to start weaving, and i offered to bring the coldpress to They Won't Find Us Here gallery where we're working out of. i'm still trying to decide what would be a good first project that won't be too difficult. most of my ideas are pretty extravagant right now.

through EXCO i'm also reading We Are An Image From the Future, on the greet revolt of 2008. the first discussion date is set for sunday, and i'm about halfway though the reading. the best part is that the reading group is taking part on 3 fronts: one group in minneapolis, a group in santa barbara, and all together online: http://greekrevolts.wordpress.com/. feel free to follow along!

and today i'm picking up a kombucha scoby from one of my coworkers. i'm excited to try and make some kombucha, especially since GT has been taken off the shelves for being actually alcoholic. and while i love to buy local products, Unpeeled Kombucha is only good if you're getting the Spicy Mojito variety. i think the timing is perfect for me to start brewing my own! i hope this works at as gateway down the long dark path of fermentation, haha.

blah blah blah, words!


tall tall grass

i named her after The Wall and she loves Tall Tall Grass. Hard to believe my beast is 8 months old already, haha. Tonight we took a walk around Powderhorn park where we explored the water ... and the dirt. now she's my little silly stinky swampmonster.

p.s. i promise i'm still crafting!
p.p.s new veganvintage update coming soon!