Blog Continues at Word Press

Woven shibori on the loom.
Woven shibori on the loom.

I’ve moved!  I had been considering moving Shuttle Works Studio from Blogger to Word Press for a year or more and was encouraged to do so by a few weavers already on W.P.  There never seemed to be a good time to change the domain name and move the blog over.

Back in mid-October, I had applied to be on the 2014 Northwoods Art Tour, and was accepted.  They will begin work on the brochure (50,000 copies printed) and the web site on Dec. 1st, and I needed to provide them with text, photos, and information by the end of November.  Suddenly, it seemed clear that NOW was the time to make the change, so the new domain name and blog site would be in the  brochures and web site for 2014.

I had registered a couple domain names at a hosting web site, and DIL Char, being more computer literate than I am, transferred the content from the old site to the new. Thank you, Char!  It has been quite the learning curve the past few days, setting up a splash page, other pages including where the blog is found, experimenting with themes, colors, fonts, and many other decisions needed.  I also had to find out how to get the new domain name to work with Word Press.  That has been successful, and it is up and running.

From now on the content of this blog will be focused on weaving and fiber arts.  A separate blog will be set up for other parts of my northwoods life, family, and of course, my volunteer work with Wild Instincts.

Now I am back working on woven shibori (photo at top) for a little project I have in mind, then likely more scarves.  I am looking forward to working on a bit wider warp in the near future.  My notes of ideas to experiment with are sitting on a nearby table.  I should have a couple pieces indigo dyed in a couple days, then a bit of sewing.   Cutting up handwoven cloth, even this narrow piece, will be a new experience.  It’s time I learn.  After days at the computer, it feels good to be weaving again!

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