on the road again.
austin texas back up to the little village in brooklyn…
while i was kickin it in texas, i visited two riteous and surprising fiber destinations…
the first was Old Oaks Ranch
quite literally in the middle of a beautiful nowhere…see the map….!
actually it’s outside of Wimberly, a little town I love- and that many of my friends grew up in.
doesn’t mean that i’d imagine it as a home for a thriving fiber arts center!!
they have a room full of looms, and ALPACA (whoa baby!), and beautiful texas hill country ranch land, not to mention shelves filled with locally spun and dyed yarn!
the next day, I was convinced to visit Yarnorama in Paige, Texas.
I was planning on just hittin’ the road and heading to Louisianna, to be honest I wasn’t expecting much from a place called Yarnorama….
okay, all that said, Yarnorama is the BOMB DIGGITY.
I am forever grateful and endebted to dad #2 and dad #2.0 for the push!
cozy and colorful!
dad #2 behind his new woven basket...(standing in front of a beautiful hand woven coverlet)
Susan Fricks, the owner, is so friendly and knowledgeable- she has a bunch of beautiful looms and spinning wheels- and is clearly engaged in many of her own projects!
one in particular was a plain weave- the softest creamy hand spun warp (spun by Susan herself), i can’t remember the fiber…and a hand spun/hand dyed hemp weft. so simple and elegant- she’s going to piece together a tunic from it.
kinda blurry...but you get the idea...
i was deeply inspired by both these places, and the women who run them!
i am so impressed to see fiber thriving in small town texas…and i’m feeling a bit of a pull to head down south and join the celebration!!