This is the part where I confront the accumulation of Stuff. After 47 years in the same house, the Stuff is about to overwhelm me. So I am engaged in what some euphemistically term downsizing. In real terms, this means loading up the car every day with Stuff, and driving down to GoodWill. A lot of the Stuff is really good Stuff. Someone else will see it as Treasure. Instead of downsizing, maybe I should use the term repurposing.
In my studio, Stuff is also taking over, and I find it necessary to repurpose some of my equipment. It's perfectly good equipment. It will eventually find a good home with someone who will love it as much as I have loved it. For various reasons — changing physical capabilities being reason number one — it is now time to part company with some of my looms. If you or someone you know is interested in a very sweet TC-1 (all 880 heddles in work!) or an equally sweet Louet Octado 70 with computer interface, please email me privately at aschlein[at]att[dot]net and I will send you more details.
Here is a piece I wove on the TC-1 just a few months ago. Double plain weave, all cotton.