Sunday, March 24, 2013

Remembering Peter.....30 March 1954 - 3 March 2013

Those of my former students from years past will surely remember my partner, Peter Fischer. We were together from 2003 to 2011 and Peter was a major presence around the barn both as official raddle maker and loom repairman but especially at the daily lunch table. On March 3, Peter made the painful decision to end his own life after a very debilitating depression. Words cannot even begin to describe the shock that rocked this community ....for Peter  made an impact on everyone he met. I will shorten this blog post by not including many more words but with a few choice photos of how best we will remember Peter. My loss is beyond words.
With the new kittens...Rosie and Isabelle
At one of our Monday lunches....
Showing off his new suit...
Peter dyeing his tee shirts at an indigo workshop.
In our happier days....


  1. I am so sorry to hear this Kate. My heart goes out to all of you there at the weaving school.

  2. Kate, this is beautifully written and the photos tell his story - especially love the one of you two together> You enriched his life so much - what a gift you were for him!
    Love and hugs, Patricia