My first blog post…. where to begin? What better place than where it all began for me…. my MOM!! Talk about inspiration… this woman is the epitome of creativity. For as long as I can remember, she has used her creativity gifts in all facets of her life. She sews, she constructs doll houses and miniatures, needle point, ceramics, and weaves rugs just to name a few! I am excited to highlight her passion of weaving rugs along side her dear friend, Kathy. Their business is called Little Town Weavers. They are a returning vendor to Harvest Daze in Watseka, IL this coming weekend! They have been weaving rugs (table runners and place mats too) approximately 8 years and have many loyal returning customers. I will post some photos of their rugs, but please know this is a small sample of what will be available this weekend.
Guest editor, Holly Janssen
The most common question people ask when they look at our rugs is “How long does it take to make one?” The answer is that it takes one or two hours to weave depending on the size and material. That is the fun part. The other 5 or 6 hours involved are spent preparing the weft (the material that makes the rug look like it does.) In addition to the weft, we spend about a day warping the loom (the warp is the long strings that hold the weft together) whenever we need to change warp color. Another question is about the material we use for our shaggy rugs. It is recycled upholstery salvedge which we buy by the pound all bunched up in a bag. We untangle it, roll it into balls and weave it. Our next most popular rugs are denim. We use old jeans for this and they are the most labor intensive rugs we make.
We are a returning vendor to only one craft show, Harvest Daze in Watseka, IL, the first weekend in October. Of course if someone calls us for a rug, we are happy to accommodate them and we do take orders for rugs although, since the shaggy rugs are dependent on the material available, we can’t provide a specific color.
Actually we don’t make a whole lot of money from the rugs but since we really like to weave them, we have to sell them so we can keep doing it.
Need to compose a composition in 1 day? Don’t worry, you will do it successfully if you follow our powerful ideas about how to deal with the paper. Have a class of your activities beforehand. You should be prepared to buy essays online because there is a possibility to enter a cunning trap. The web is full of these, so settle in and learn several proverbs which will provide help. https://baahkast.com/
motivational tips says
Howdy! I understand this is kind of off-topic but I had to ask.
Does building a well-established blog like yours require a lot of work?
I’m brand new to blogging but I do write in my diary on a daily basis.
I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my
own experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas
or tips for brand new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!
Excellent way of explaining, and pleasant piece of writing to take facts about my presentation subject matter, which i
am going to convey in institution of higher education.
body looks says
With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of
plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either authored
myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up
all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know
any solutions to help stop content from being ripped off?
I’d truly appreciate it.
car computer exchange says
Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have
you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look
of your website is great, let alone the content!
Egli Diana Pinto says
Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it
to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had
to tell someone!
stock options says
Your method of telling everything in this
piece of writing is actually good, all can effortlessly understand it, Thanks a lot.
Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this site.
It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between usability and
visual appearance. I must say you have done a excellent job with this.
In addition, the blog loads very fast for me on Opera.
Good information. Lucky me I recently found your site by accident (stumbleupon).
I’ve book marked it for later!
Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found
a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely
off topic but I had to tell someone!
Fascinating blog! Is your theme custom made or did
you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements
would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your
design. Many thanks
My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find a lot
of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to
write content in your case? I wouldn’t mind publishing a post or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write related
to here. Again, awesome weblog!
What’s up Dear, are you really visiting this web page daily, if so then you will without
doubt get pleasant know-how.
Excellent weblog here! Also your website rather a lot up fast!
What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your affiliate link for
your host? I desire my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol
web design tricks says
Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast!
What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
I wish my web site loaded up as quickly as yours lol
After going over a few of the blog articles on your blog, I
really appreciate your way of writing a blog. I added it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back
soon. Take a look at my web site too and tell me how you feel.
Itamar Serpa Fernandes says
Your mode of telling all in this post is
really fastidious, every one can without difficulty understand it,
Thanks a lot.
Greate pieces. Keep posting such kind of info on your page.
Im really impressed by it.
Hey there, You’ve performed an incredible job. I will definitely digg it and in my opinion recommend to my friends.
I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this
It’s going to be end of mine day, however before ending I am
reading this fantastic post to improve my knowledge.
Augusto de Arruda Botelho says
Excellent blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a
little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go
for a paid option? There are so many options
out there that I’m completely overwhelmed ..
Any recommendations? Cheers!
I all the time emailed this webpage post
page to all my friends, because if like to read it next my links will too.
So glad to see you taking off on this new adventure!! Best of luck with this, Martha!! I look forward to reading more!!!
Martha Knake says
Thank you for your encouragement Barb! So appreciate it!
You’re off to a great start! Excited to see what your future blogs are about! Proud of you for stepping out of your “comfort zone” and trying something new.
Martha Knake says
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement Donita <3
What an amazing person to start off you blog! I personally have some of mama Holly’s beautiful rugs and they are wonderful and low maintenance! Looking forward to more of you awesome blogs!! 😘
Martha Knake says
Thanks Marse! You are right, she is amazing ❤️
Betty Reetz says
Enjoyed reading your blog!! And yes, your mom is the most creative, talented person I know!
Martha Knake says
Thanks Betty!Glad you enjoyed it!