To prelude the next few posts, I would like to share a little of what has gone on here at Weaving Southwest over the last year. This year has been full of excitement, happiness and sadness, and change… lots of change.

Last October, we were able to take a trip to the beautiful land of Peru with Loomdancer Weaving Odysseys. What an amazing part of the world! We were able to visit Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Cusco and many small weaving villages throughout the country.

Enjoying the view at Machu Picchu

Enjoying the view at Machu Picchu

Shortly after we returned home from Peru, we found out that we were going to be having a baby! This led us to our decision to move out of our large retail space and, for the time being, become an internet/mail order business.

Moving out of our retail location

Moving out of our retail location

Around the same time we made this decision, Rachel Brown, my Grandmother and founder of Weaving Southwest, passed away. Though it was her time to go, this was very hard for everyone she left behind.

Rachel Brown spinning on the Rio Grande Wheel

Rachel Brown spinning on the Rio Grande Wheel

Many months passed until, finally, on July 26th we were able to welcome the newest member of our clan into this world, Elsada Rae Barry. She came to us happy and healthy, all that we could ask for!

Elsada Rae with her Papa

Elsada Rae with her Papa

So, like many other people I have talked with this year, we have had quite the wild ride. However, things seem to be settling down a bit and we are starting to feel like we are getting our feet back under us. Needless to say, these life changes have greatly affected Weaving Southwest. And we would like to thank everyone who has stuck with us through all this turmoil!

Over the next little bit, we will be posting information of the new direction of the business. We are very excited about how things are unfolding and we can’t wait to share all the news. Please join us on Facebook to see more pictures and signup for our mailing list to get more updates. Thank you! There will be more to follow soon…

2 comments on “A year gone by…

  • A number of years ago I stopped in your store and fell in love with your yarns and your store, congrats on you life changes, the children grow so quick, enjoy. I look forward to your next steps and hopefully will still be able to buy your beautiful yarns.

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