The Nantucket Farmers and Artisans Market is well under way, and a big success so far this year. While we'd like to see more growers and food vendors participating eventually, this is only the 3rd year of the market, and it takes time for things like this to catch on. We have lots of talented and entrepreneurial craftspeople to be sure!
Since my last post in May, I have acquired a 48" Macomber loom that now lives in the shed in our back yard. The word "shed" probably does not accurately convey the environment that now doubles as my fiber studio - aside from the fact that I share it with the lawn mower and weed whacker, it's really quite lovely with a wood floor, skylight, and an electric wall heater. With two looms I am weaving more than ever, here's a sampling:
Things are selling great at the Farmers Market (bamboo flies off the rack) and I've met some off-island shop owners who may be interested in carrying a few of my things. A great way to connect with people.