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Studio 301 exterior-sign

Once again we will be participating in the Northwoods Art Tour, July 28-29-30, and October 6-7-8, 2023, 10 AM – 5 PM daily, at our new location, 301 Silver Lake Road (corner of Silver Lake Road and W. Maple Street).  Please enter at the front door.  Watch for the Studio 301 sign and art tour banner and signs.


Shuttle Works Studio and Celtic Wolf Studio were once again on the Northwoods Art Tour, July 22-24, and again Oct. 7-9.  We enjoy sharing what we love to do with tour visitors, having work available for sale, educating people who are interested and want to know more, sharing information and resources.


Shuttle Works Studio and Celtic Wolf Studio will be open for the Fall Northwoods Art Tour, October 8-9-10, 2021.

APRIL 2020

In March we began our pandemic self-isolation, and now at the end of April, it will continue through May 26, or longer.  Therefore, our studios are closed to visitors for the foreseeable future.  At this point we do not know when it will be safe for us and everyone to reopen.  After the initial disbelief and depression, we are returning to our creative work and that will continue.

The 2020 Northwoods Art Tour is an unknown, my plans for teaching are on hold, but as we have work available we will add items to the Shop page on this website.


Earlier this year, Eagle River Gallery, as such, closed, continuing in name only because that is how it was listed on the 2019 Northwoods Art Tour Brochure and website.

We have changed from a gallery to a shop, located at 836 W. Pine Street in Eagle River, WI, the same location and address as my weaving studio.   By spring, a new sign will be made and installed with our new name — Apple Tree Studios!  Studios, plural, because there all three of our studios are located on the premises – Shuttle Works Studio (Janice Zindel, Weaving & Fiber Arts), Celtic Wolf Studio (Sarah Zindel, stone jewelry), and Heirloom Custom Wood Designs (wood pieces, handmade and some made on C&C machine, as well as signs).  Yes, we are family members.

For the remainder of 2019 and until late in May, hours are by chance or appointment.  I will be busy weaving and creating new work until then


The Northwoods Art Tour is Friday-Saturday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2019, 10 AM to 5 PM each day.  This is an opportunity to visit Shuttle Works Studio, Celtic Wolf Studio,  and Heirloom Custom Wood Design, all are working studios at one location.

Change in Hours Open:  Beginning Saturday, Oct. 19-20, Shuttle Works Studio & Shop will be open 10 AM to 4 PM each weekend the end of 2019.  Weekdays is by chance or appointment, please see the contact page for phone number and/or email.

JULY 2019If 

Open Studio dates have been deleted from this website since the studio and gallery are now open 5 days a week, sometimes everyday, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Works are available in the gallery, studios can be visited anytime we are open and the artist(s) are here.

At long last, I am far enough along dealing with the move and house for sale to be able to return to weaving.  A new warp will be wound this afternoon as I am trying to get at least three looms warped and ready to produce new work.

JUNE 2019

The new Shuttle Works Studio sign went up this morning under the big, blue Eagle River Gallery sign. My old sign is hanging over the blue double doors on the building, so the gallery and studio should be easy to find.

I’m nowhere near ready for an Open Studio, but I will be there Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 10 AM to 4 PM. Not ready? It is amazing how much stuff you accumulate over the years, and I’m not quite done going through boxes and moving what little there is left to keep. My former home will be listed for sale, Monday, June 24th. I want to warp my looms, weave, plan the next projects, spin, felt, dye,… all good motivation to get the old life finished and move on into the new.

In just a few days I plan to keep fairly regular hours with Gallery and studio open Wed. thru Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM, and by chance or appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The big push will now to be ready for the summer Northwoods Art Tour, July 26-28, 10 AM to 5 PM. We are #33 on the art tour brochure map.

MAY 2019

The big news is, I moved two weeks ago, am finishing up move and prepping house to sell. Unfortunately, this means I had to cancel the first Open Studio dates over Memorial weekend. Short of a family emergency, the rest of the dates should stand as shown on the home page.

Shuttle Works Studio new location is 836 W. Pine Street (Hwy. 70 W.), Eagle River, WI. The sign at the highway reads Eagle River Gallery, and a Shuttle Works Studio sign will be added below it in a couple weeks, I hope. My entire studio has been moved to this new location, looms have been reassembled, but not quite ready to open the doors yet. There will be a gallery space for my weaving as well as my daughter’s jewelry, and daughter-in-law’s woodworking. It is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to years of weaving and fiber arts there.


I have been looking over a 2019 calendar, checking on dates of a couple other commitments, and have set tentative Open Studio dates for this year.  The year will be even busier than last summer and fall, but short of moving, I will somehow find a balance between studio work and the rest of my life!  If moving takes place this year, my new address and directions will be posted on this site as soon as known.  Please check back to confirm!

Open studios are an opportunity for people interested in fiber, weaving, spinning and so on to visit a working studio, with looms, spinning wheels, a CSM sock machine, and more.  My weaving is primarily Japanese inspired woven shibori, also Norwegian and Scandinavian weaving.  My studio has Swedish Glimakra looms including a 10 shaft Standard, a 10 shaft Single Unit Drawloom, and a Regina Rug & Tapestry loom, as well as others.  Spinning wheels and a 1908 Gearhart Circular Sock Knitting Machine fill out the studio.  Demonstrations are available.  Weaving will be available for purchase.

Fri. – Mon., May 24-27, Memorial Weekend, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., June 21-23, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., July 19-21, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., Aug. 16-18, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., Sept. 20-22, 10 AM to 5 PM

Fri. – Sun., Oct. 18-20, 10 AM to 5 PM

The Christmas Open Studio will also include Christmas ornaments, gift items, as well as my regular work, available for purchase.  I hope you will visit!

Fri. – Sun., Nov. 29-30 & Dec. 1, 10 AM to 5 PM, Christmas Open Studio!

July 26-27-28, and October 11-12-13, I will be demonstrating a fiber art or two at the Eagle River Gallery which is again on the Northwoods Art Tour.  Please stop in!

On Sat., Oct. 5, during CranberryFest weekend, I will be with other members of the Lake Country Weavers at the UCC Church in Eagle River, WI where we will be demonstrating various fiber arts, and have our work for sale, always a fun day!

MAY 2018

I am getting back to my weaving, working on more woven shibori and just to make things interesting, will also be getting back to Scandinavian style weaving, also.

I have closed my Big Cartel online shop, and will be adding a shop page/tab to this website.

Due to a  very busy summer and autumn ahead, more than I’d anticipated, I have cancelled my Open Studio dates.  However, if you would like to visit the studio, please email or call, in advance, to arrange a date and time.

I will be at Eagle River Gallery during the Northwoods Art Tour dates providing demonstrations along with the other gallery artists.


On Dec. 26th, I received an email from Hand/Eye Magazine, asking if I would be interested in submitting a piece and photos for publication, on January 4th.  After initially feeling stunned, I replied Yes, I was interested.  Dec. 30-31 was spent writing and revising text, multiple times, and locating photos.  It was all sent on January 1st (deadline was Jan. 2nd), and was published in the online magazine on January 4th.  You can read it at http://handeyemagazone.com.  Look for “Weaving Mysteries.”

Eagle River Gallery applied to, and was accepted, on the 2018 Northwoods Art Tour.  The dates are July 27-28-29, and October 5-6-7, 10 AM to 5 PM each day.  Gallery artists will be present each day providing demonstrations of their arts.  Stop by to talk with the artists and see their work!

Studio Life of a Weaver, Spinner, Dyer

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