Friday, October 17, 2014

Salt Market Tomorrow!




Tomorrow! I'll be on the second floor with all the usual goodies plus Christmas stockings and holiday ornaments (never too early to get ready for the holidays).

The Clinton Street parking garage is right next door so you won't have to worry about finding a spot. Admission is only $2 and the show runs from 10am-5pm.

Only detail to remember: please use the temporary entrance (right around the corner) at 332 S. Salina Street.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Process, process, process..

video
Thanks again to Dan & Erin of Goodeye Video for making this video (over a year ago!) of me at the loom. Hope to see you at Crafty Bastards this weekend in Washington, D.C.! I'll be at booth #85.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Crafty Bastards this weekend!



This weekend! Crafty Bastards! pidge pidge will be at booth #85.
Early birdies can get their tickets ahead of time- and for a deal :)

Day passes are on sale for $5 and weekend passes are $8. Kids get in free. Prices at the door are higher.

Here's an even better deal! Use coupon code VENDOR2014 to get a $6 weekend pass.

 Crafty Bastards will be held outdoors on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at Union Market from 10am-5pm each day.




 I've been hard at work this summer whipping up a new pidge pidge product: zipped clutches and foldover clutches! Beautiful linen in natural, greyed stripes, peacock, and mustard with handwoven details, zippers in vibrant colors, and contrasting lining fabrics. 


These beauties will debut at Crafty Bastards this weekend, along with a new collection of handwoven scarves, infinity scarves and pendant necklaces. Hope to see you there!


 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Crafty Bastards this Weekend! Plus new product debut!

As another craft show season sneaks up on me, I'm happy to announce a new pidge pidge product! Plus I've got a new collection of infinity scarves in lush autumn shades and lots more handwoven scarves. Here's a lil sneak peak:


Dozens of rectangle and oval handwoven pendants (with leather necklaces)! No two are alike a la pidge pidge style :)

This weekend's craft show:

Crafty Bastards in Washington, D.C.
Union Market
Sept 28th and Sept 29th
10am-5pm
Rain or Shine!
Advance day passes: $5 for one day/$8 weekend pass
or $10 at the door

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Loom for Sale! *update, sold :)

I'm downsizing and it's time to send my Herald loom to a new loving home! I've been weaving on this workhorse since 2005 when I purchased her secondhand from another weaver. She's a 45 inch, 4 harness jack loom with 4 treadles for lots of patterning options. She has a few quirks so I'd recommend a new owner with a little weaving experience or someone willing to invest in lessons.







The nice thing about a non-computerized piece of equipment is how easy it is to fix or jury-rig any parts that wear out or break. Over the years several wooden parts have broken and I had well-working replacements made (2 anchor strips that hold up the back beam, the release rod for the braking system and several of the rivets on the lifters which have been replaced with simple nuts and bolts). 


Other specs:
*size 12 reed is included as well as 2 raddles, 2 butterfly shuttles and an extra anchor strip
*14 page xeroxed booklet with background on Herald looms, information on different models, a handy labeled drawing of parts and mechanisms that I purchased from a weaving library online



I've been very happy with this loom and am sad to see it go! I'm asking for $175 or best offer, as is. You'll need a truck to transport this to your home. *This loom is located in Chadds Ford, PA. Interested? Email vanessalauria@gmail.com.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Shop Update!


As usual, the summer is flying by and the blog is falling by the wayside. 

You've come to expect that. Oopsie! Just updated the shop with 14 new winter scarves. I give you permission to start dreaming of cool autumn evenings when there's a bite in the air and you actually need to wrap wool around your neck :)