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Old 04-09-2016, 12:53 PM   #21
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I could travel the country making textiles, often parking by sheep pastures. What do ewe think?
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Old 04-09-2016, 12:54 PM   #22
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What sort of loom?

I used to have one that hooked over a doorknob (or hook, or anything else that would work as a reasonable anchor) and the other end strapped around my waist. You just stand far enough away to keep tension and weave the bit right in front of your waist. If you google waist loom weaving, you'll see what I mean. When you're not actively weaving, it just rolls up nice and small.

I currently have a little inkle loom that I use for tablet weaving. It's small enough to sit on a tv tray, so that's pretty portable to begin with.
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:01 PM   #23
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I could travel the country making textiles, often parking by sheep pastures. What do ewe think?
That sounds like shear delight! You could lead the flock and start a new trend. Maybe I should try that and our buses could pass like sheeps in the night? Just don't fall asheep at the wheel! ;)
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I love the idea of a work-studio travelling rig.. thats a big part of what my bus is going to be.. im a software / hardware developer.. my bus is going to have a Mobile VoIP server lab in it to test my creations.. often I get lots of ideas while driving. in fact I drive for hours sometimes to get ideas.... up to this point ive always had to take notes then at the end of the day I get a hotel.. schlepp a bunch of luggage into a room, build up a lab set up then end up forgetting hald of my ideas..

with my bus I'll be able to simply find an exit or a rest area and put the ideas to the test within Minutes!..

you could so do that with a costume studio.. you get an idea.. stop the bus pop a sewing machine right out of a storage bin.. you can let your bus idle and run the A/C, even have an inverter to run the machines.. or if you have a generator you are set..

if the weather is nice you open all the windows and the big side door and you can be parked where its scenic and enjoy making something right on the spot!!

how cool is that!!
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Old 04-09-2016, 01:39 PM   #25
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That sounds like shear delight! You could lead the flock and start a new trend. Maybe I should try that and our buses could pass like sheeps in the night? Just don't fall asheep at the wheel! ;)
no counting sheep while driving
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Old 04-09-2016, 02:28 PM   #26
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Sorry Mysty, I don't actually have a loom. I was just poking fun at dgorila1's sewing machine idea. I had this image in my head of bobbins, spools and bolts of material everywhere. My skills and patience don't run that direction. I think some kind of viable rolling business would be cool. I'm retired and my best claim to fame is making really good coffee for old fashioned coffee purists. Coffee that the sunlight doesn't pass through and it doesn't taste like it was steeped in an old washcloth. Then again, any commercial efforts utilizing a bus would support the commercial insurance policy ideas the insurance companies want to sell us. It would be nice to make some extra cheddar as a rolling barista, but I think I'll just stick to making coffee for people I enjoy talking to.

I live on an old sheep ranch in the coastal mountains of Oregon, but I have no sheep. I don't use wool in any way as I'm allergic to it. Go figure. I have considered dying wool for spinners and weavers using black walnut husks.

That's pretty far off subject. Maybe it's time to go back.
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I was a barista for a couple of years while I was in school, so I can appreciate a good cup of coffee too!

Most of my creative energy goes into code and digital art since I make games for a living, but every now and then, I like to get my hands dirty and make something I can touch. I suggested doing a youtube channel following the weird adventures of the traveling game studio and all of the kooky ways I get sidetracked... but maintaining a successful video series is a full time job in and of itself!
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Yeah, that's how I use up my download allowance. Youtube seems to have more topics than Wikipedia.
You must have already thought of doing a barista thing out of a bus. I can see where making games would pay better and you don't have to deal with any whiney complaints.
I'm in the neighborhood of 3,000 miles away. I doubt our sheeps will cross paths unless you're doing some serious wandering. I'd like to drive across the country sometime but I've got to get my basic hotel room put together in my bus still. Florida is on my bucket list, but if I'm going by bus I think I'm going to need AC. Oregonians wilt in those high humidity areas. We're delicate you know.
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Ah, but Oregon is on our "must-see" list. My husband's best friend (besides me) moved out there just last month, so we have to go visit and see his new place.
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I was a barista for a couple of years while I was in school, so I can appreciate a good cup of coffee too!

Most of my creative energy goes into code and digital art since I make games for a living, but every now and then, I like to get my hands dirty and make something I can touch. I suggested doing a youtube channel following the weird adventures of the traveling game studio and all of the kooky ways I get sidetracked... but maintaining a successful video series is a full time job in and of itself!

im not a professional barista but I much enjoy coffee-drink experimentation in my home.. I have a higher end home machine that allows me to pull my own shots manually as well as automatic pulls... now im not on the west coast.. however Columbus Ohio has really become a coffee town.. a really good one compared to many of the cities in which I travel... we have a ton of roasters many of which source their own beans and create their own blends.. we also have a culture of openness in the community with baristas willing to share and teach enthusiasts.. a couple of the local shops I patronize will let me get behind the counter when its slow and make my own drinks with them showing me about it...

alot of my creative energy is in Code as well... I am a partner and DEV in a company that has created a VoIP product line for strictly hospitality.. I am retty much the visionary of the product and the CTO for how we implement various ideas.. so basically I have a sandbox of all kinds of things.. everyone in our organization knows im a bit off-the-wall..(but no one minds since I pulled off a Feat in 5 years that many voice companies havent done in 20....) so it came to little surprise when I dreamed up the DEV bus...

my fascination not only with software but also building hardware.. (after all I designed and built a custom built a zoned HVAC for my home that makes the Nest look like an old honeywell)... the bus itself will be a Dev project building its connected-infrastructure as well as the HVAC, monitoring systems, and of course the DEV work lab.. eventually even the dash-control panel will be "glass"...

originally I was going to have 'SHORT BUS' across the top of my bus, but now am thinking it will be 'DEV NULL' or 'DEV RANDOM'

Ok I really took this thread off the tracks......

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