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Fiber Estate Sale Update - New Jersey

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Yarn remaining, Living Room. Cotton, linen, silks, wool, the majority novelty or blends from Silk City Yarns
WeaveSpinDye books still available
WeaveSpinDye books still available
Majacraft wheel
Saxony Wheel
Possible Reeves wheel, seeking signature
Spinning Room unusual/vintage equipment
Lacemaking box of patterns + antique laces
Oodles of lace bobbins, one of many "collections" to choose from, including antique/vintage
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Project Status: 
Finished
Project Date: 
Sun, 03/25/2018
Yarn
Yarn:
Color:
Type:
Loom
Number of Shafts: 
2
Number of Treadles: 
2
Sett: 
100.00 EPI
Length on Loom: 
100.00 yd
Width on Loom: 
100.00 in
Finished Length: 
100.00 yd
Finished Width: 
100.00 in
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Revised 3/27:

One of our guild mates (and a member of Complex Weavers) passed away right before Christmas, and her family is seeking good homes for her “Fiber Estate.”

The fiber estate consists of a spinning room with many highly desirable wheels, spindles and fleece, a bobbin lace room full of lace supplies, a knitting room filled with skeined yarn and tools, and several rooms of weaving related items, including a 10S 64” Glimakra Standard with 20 shaft draw loom attachment and an inkle loom.

There is an excellent textile library consisting of contemporary and rare books for the novice to advanced weaver, spinner, knitter, lacemaker, and textile historian.

This member had a collection of fine silks, Swedish linens and white yarn for dyeing. She liked fine threads. There is an extremely large collection of wool, blends, rayon chenille, and novelty yarns. There will be hundreds of pounds to coned yarn to choose from.

The second/final sale is Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., #16 Jade Place, Iselin, New Jersey - near the Metro Park train station.

Cash and carry. No early birds.

If you have questions, please contact Sale Coordinator [email protected]

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I believe there is a knitting machine, sewing machines, and at least one serger that will be available.

Also available: a large table-model warping reel and full height yarn tree.

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So sorry for your loss. But

So sorry for your loss. But nice that her love of fiber will live on with her tools.

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Thanks, Shawn.

We are really hoping to find a home for the Glimakra, as we know that will need to go to a special person seeking a drawloom, and it was her "dream" loom.

Once nice thing that developed from organizing her stash for this event is helping her family understand this big part of her life, filling in some of the details, and demonstrating how much the fiber arts meant to her.

Items brought back memories from conferences and trips, like the time we both purchased Scalamandre spooled silk at the annual Antique Textile Show and Sale in Sturbridge, MA. (Yes, those spools of silk will be available.)

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2nd Sale, Saturday, April 7th, 10-4

Most of the weaving equipment has now sold, with the exception of the Glimakra.

As items sold, tables cleared, and access to the storage areas became easier, more items were discovered and brought out.

Although a lot of yarn found new homes, there is still a lot left. (The yarn was priced at $3 per pound.)

See photo captions for a description of the items remaining.

There are still quite a few books. I think 2 sewing machines remain along with an antique cabinet model, and a serger. There are 2 antique bobbin lace pillows. I didn't get up to the knitting room to take a photo, but I think there was still plenty left. In addition to the 5 major pieces of spinning equipment shown, there is still a selection of nice drop spindles available. (I think a KCL Woods and Bosworths, among others.)

As is true with many of us in the weaving community, the woman who collected and owned these items would smile broadly knowing her fellow fiber artists appreciate the treasures and yarns she collected, and will enjoy using the tools, referencing the books, and turning the yarns into something amazing.

 

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On 3/31, the family decided due to the impending closing on the home, to stick with the original sale date of Saturday, April 7th.

If you know of someone planning to attend, please be sure they know the correct date.

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Oh my. I wish I could give

Oh my. I wish I could give the drawloom a new home. Sigh. But would love to at least purchase one of her books if she has something relevant to drawloom weaving. Could you ship if so? Asking a lot I know.

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She had a lot of Swedish books (as she took several classes with Becky over the years), but I believe most of these books sold within the first four hours - unless you can read the spines on the updated photo and spot some still on the shelves.

I am unavailable to help with the second/final sale, but contact the sale coordinator if you see something in the photos. She can put you in touch with the family, or alert you to any additional weaving books that might still be available.

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Thanks, Sally. I bet she had

Thanks, Sally. I bet she had some great books! Oh well. Sigh. I hope the sale goes well. I've been making a bit of an inventory so my kids have an easier time-a long time from now hopefully!

 

 

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Thanks, Sally. I bet she had

Thanks, Sally. I bet she had some great books! Oh well. Sigh. I hope the sale goes well. I've been making a bit of an inventory so my kids have an easier time-a long time from now hopefully!

 

 

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Thanks to all!

The family is so happy to know the majority of their loved one's fiber treasures have found appreciative homes. Our guildmate actually changed her will two weeks before she passed to ensure her family would find a way to make this happen.

Enjoy, and continue to make beautiful things.

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