Monday, October 26, 2020

Update of Yarn Sales Document

The yarns have been selling - 210 of the 300 lots are sold! Thanks to all that have helped me make an $8000 donation to the memorial fund. The updated list with new photos and improved descriptions can be found here

Friday, October 02, 2020

Sales Have Been Brisk

Thanks to all that have purchased yarns to support Sandra's Memorial find. I sold 152 lots of yarn in 36 hours and ask the buyers to be patient while I acquire enough boxes to package all the shipments. I have update the sales list and you can download it here:

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sandra's Extensive Yarn Collection is for sale

I have finally completed the processing of my wife Sandra's extensive yarn stash. The proceeds of the sale will go to the Sandra Rude Memorial Fund for Advanced Learning at Complex Weavers.

Please look through the listing and let me know if you'd like to purchase any of the yarn lots.



The pdf file can be downloaded from DropBox here

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Sandra's Dobby Loom is Also for Sale

AVL TDL (Technical (Compu-) Dobby Loom)  $9,500 OBO

From the estate of Sandra Rude, artist and professional weaver

Sandra was a professional weaver specializing in complex weaves using fine threads. She wove scarves, shawls, wraps, and table linens on this 48-inch, 24-shaft computer-assisted loom.

Sandra’s beautiful weaving was shown at high-end craft shows such as the Smithsonian Craft Show, the American Craft Council and in juried and invitational exhibits. She won many awards from several weaving organizations, including Handweavers Guild of America and Complex Weavers.

This fine loom, in excellent condition, is now offered for sale.

See the loom in action:

48 inches wide
24 harnesses with Texsolve heddles
AVL A-series full frame 
Compu-dobby II
1 yard sectional warp beam
½ yard plain beam
Automatic cloth storage system
Automatic new upgraded cloth advance system
E-Lift, custom made by Mike Rude
Single box flyshuttle on overhead beater
Stainless steel reed (15 dpi)
Custom 2 level warping trapeze
Additional sectional beam hoops for 1" spacing
User and assembly manuals

Computer, mounted monitor, keyboard, mouse, and software are included

Comparable value if purchased today:  $20,000 plus tax

LOCATED: Atascadero, California (near San Luis Obispo)
Shipping, handling, packaging not included

CONTACT: Michael Rude,