Wednesday, May 28, 2008

NetSquared -- third set of photos

talking points


TSS staffers Sarah Washburn and Kevin Lo

you see?


intent conversation

the woman about to head up TechSoup Canada, and Matthew Halden

TechSoup staffers Alexis, Tim, Sal, Ron

More NetSquared Photos

decorated laptop - Creative Commons

decorated laptop -- TechSoup

decorated laptop - anime girl




The Problem -- informative poster


Cisco rep Williams

Everywhere, people were engaged in active conversation, gesturing, persuading. It was AMAZING. -- Rachel



pair at laptop


Craig Matoes and Jovan Watkins


Daniel and two participants

Marnie Webb and friend

decorated Mac laptop

Tuesday and Wednesday, TechSoup held its annual conference, NetSquared. I went Tuesday and took a million photos in the morning, then served as Speaker Support for four sessions in the afternoon -- find a bottle of water for one speaker, getting the video guys to fix the overly-pink screen for another presentation, urging the attendees to fill out the orange evaluation forms. Here are some of my favorite pix.
-- Rachel


... ...yucca blossom
yucca blossom

... ... ... ... ... ... ...... ... ...... ... ... ... ... ...
My friend Sandy gave me a yucca plant, and while I was deciding where to put it, it took root. Now it's sending up two huge spikes, easily 6 and a half feet tall, of buds, and some of the buds are opening. I got these photos by holding the camera over my head and aiming into the flowers. -- Rachel

Monday, May 05, 2008

Weavers in Sacramento

I went to a weaving show this weekend, sponsored by CNCH (conf of No calif handweavers). Thanks to a spot of car trouble, all I had time for was a quick dash through the vendor areas, but I did grab shots of these two exhibits: a modern Navajo-style rug loom, and an amazing rendition of what I assume was a Louis Comfort Tiffany stained-glass window, done as a rug.

Hokett Would Work - the H-shaped loom in cocobolo

Yarn barn of Kansas,, Great SCOT booklet-- this booklet offers a fascinating new set of techniques (based on research by Peter Collingwood, weaving and rug expert) for creating interesting cords which could be used for necklaces, bracelets, and other adornments.
The Dizzy Ewe, dyed roving -- 5 sets of related colors,
(909) 944-5567

Beautifully crafted and finished small looms, shuttles, etc.
Northwest Looms, 308 West Idaho St., Cheyenne, WY 82009, website

(307) 638-8003
eight-shaft, 15" weaving width, $490
offered in 8, 12, and 16 shaft models, ranging in price from $350 to
$600 for maple and oak; also available in cherry and walnut
Reeds available for 8, 10, 12, and 15 dents per inch, $28-$38
Prices do not include shipping
Clamp loom
2779 Hillcrest Dr, LaVerne CA 91750

-- Rachel Holmen