17,956 Mug Rugs And Counting!

Basket of Mug RugsMug Rugs are an item that has been very popular over the years.  I’ve kept track since I first started making these in 1991 as just a little item to sell for Christmas. They have been so popular that I have continued to make them and have kept track of how many since I started.  As of 1/1/11, the total number of sets of 4 is 3,514.  That makes a total of 14,056 individual Mug Rugs!  And I can’t keep them in stock. Every time I think I have saturated the market, I realize my basket is almost empty. Thank you to all who have purchased these delightful little coasters and come back for more.

Latest update as of 1/1/18:  4,489 sets of 4 which makes 17,956 individual ones.  Whew!

 

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Happy New Year!

If you’re not watching football on Jan 1, come to Three Rivers and make the rounds of those participating in 1st Saturday. In honor of 1/1/11, many of us are offering 11% off of all purchases. My studio will be open and so will several others as well as Colors and the Art Co-op. Pick up a map at Anne Lang’s Emporium.  I have new soy candles, towels and scarves. Click on www.1stSaturdayTR.com to see who’s participating.  I’m also a participating merchant for Heros’ Month.

Organic Natural Color Cotton Towels

                      

Yesterday was spent weaving these organic cotton towels that are all naturally colored–no dye.  I’m preparing for the Green Faire that will take place on Saturday, Oct 2 at the Art Center in Three Rivers.  It’s all part of the 1st Saturday event for October. The fun thing about this natural color cotton is that when it is washed, it changes from tan to green.  Successive washes deepen the color.  I’ve also been decorating some new Soy Candles for fall and Christmas.  Today, I’ll weave a few more Blue Jean Placemats.  Come on out and enjoy the fun. Organic natural color towels

“Harvest” is September’s 1st Saturday

September 4 is the date for September’s 1st Saturday  art celebration.  “Harvest” is the theme for the day.  These hand dyed towels are the latest harvest from my loom–love those Fibonacci stripes.  Come and visit me in my studio where I will be weaving another batch of hand dyed towels–earth tones this time in answer to your requests.  I will also be weaving holiday table runners.  A new shawl as well as new scarves, Mug Rugs and soy candles will also be available.  I’ve been busy!  Click on the link to 1st Saturday in my blog to see what else is going on during 1st Saturday.  My studio will be open from 11:00 to 5:00.  I hope to see you here.

First Saturday Celebrates Golden Hills

Anne's bowl & Nikki's towels

1st Saturday in Three Rivers, August 7, will be a celebration of the Golden Hills around our town.  Artists will be out and about in various locations.  Discounts are offered by restaurants and lodges.  Several of us, including myself, will have our studios open from 11:00 to 5:00.   I will be weaving towels and will have towels, mug rugs, baby blankets, shawls and scarves available.  I will also be offering my hand-poured soy candles.  Also in my studio, you will find the beautiful hand turned wooden bowls of Anne Birkholz and delightful clay sculptures of Carole Clum.  We hope you will take the time to come up the south fork and visit us.  Click on the link to the right for more details regarding 1st Saturday.  You can pick up a flyer at Anne Lang’s Emporium in downtown Three Rivers.  See you Saturday! 

Some of my weaving and candles

1st Saturday in Three Rivers

1st Sat Flag

The Artists of Three Rivers, California have joined together to create a day of food, fun and fabulous art. It is held on the 1st Saturday of every month and specials are promoted throughout the town – by artists, restaurants, gift shops, galleries and more.  Look for the purple flags.

Blue Jean Placemats

When I started weaving, a friend gave me the “recipe” for blue jean placemats.  These are the old standby from the Loom Room that existed in Three Rivers from the early ’70s thru 1982.  People give me their old blue jeans and I cut them into 1/4 inch strips and weave them into a rainbow of cotton threads.  I love to give them as wedding gifts because I think of rainbows as God’s promise of new beginnings.  These mats wear like iron.  I have some that are at least 25 years old and still going strong.Blue Jean Placemats