News on the Armstrong Textiles studio front is that I'm installing a stove in the two-storey garage at home.  Yeah!  There should be heat soon which will allow me to work both on the old Hattersley loom for production work and do some prototyping
on a small Leclerc loom on the second floor.  I'm assuming that the heat will rise! 

On the LaHave Weaving Studio front, in Lunenburg, the hand looms are covered in white sheets waiting for spring.  The 2018 Workshop Schedule is out with a great variety of workshops being offered with visiting instructors.  If you've ever wanted to adorn or refresh a plain handbag, apron, hat, sweater, dress Kate Delmage will show you show with the 5-day workshop called "Embellish!".  Nancy Price will "Unfold the Mysteries of Pattern" taking you on a path through developing your own pattern ending up with a finished repeat pattern. Have you ever wanted to learn how to spin or need to refresh your spinning technique, Sharon Orpin will help you every step of the way in a weekend spinning workshop. Anke Fox is offering her Introduction to Tapestry with a packed workshop full of learning--experimenting with colour, texture, and techniques.  Lesley will be teaching a range of weaving workshops, from 2-day projects (the loom is set up for you) to 5-day workshops in Intro/Refresher Weaving and Rug Weaving for intermediate weavers.  Contact Lesley for more info <> or call 902-220-5430