In truth, everything old about me remains old, and I’m casting about for a bit of help.
Last summer I wanted to weave again, but had no loom. This happened before, maybe five years ago. I thought I’d do some “heirloom” weaving for my grandchildren. I borrowed Shelly’s loom, idle since she’d put a full towel warp on and didn't finish before we retired. I wove off the towels, nice huck ones, gave them away, and realized I’d exhausted the desire. I sent the loom back.
Last summer I borrowed Beth’s loom, also with a full towel warp on the warp beam. This time you all were drug in too, watching the cat and me rethreading the loom to my favorite towel pattern. I wove off another fifty odd towels, and gave them all away, too. This time I found I wanted to continue weaving, on a larger loom. Not a 44”, like the old production weaving days, but a 36” LeClerc would be very nice.
I moaned and groaned about the difficulty of locating a used loom I could love. River, a blogger friend in another hemisphere sent me a Kijiji link (apparently the rest of the world’s answer to Craig’s list), and I had a beautiful 36” LeClerc the first Sunday in October.
Shelly downsized her storage unit and sent me all the cotton thread left from weaving for us. Ann perked right up and offered to return the many pounds I forced her to keep, ten years ago. “You’ll weave something,” I assured her. She bought a kennel, instead.
I may weave clothing fabric again, some day, but for the present I’m seeing how many ways I can find to make a scarf. So far, five, and counting. I guessed I needed an Etsy shop, and that was very easy to set up. Then I wanted to put the link on my Blogger page. That was scary, and I begged Cold Lake Cathy to tell me how. Now it’s done, here’s the secret: just use the link part of the picture gadget.
If you've made it this far, wondering, here it is. I think I’ll add Facebook, too. Can’t have too much social media, “they” say, to the person who has never posted to her Facebook page. Now I have a Joanne Noragon Weaver page, too. It has a URL that would reach to Cathy’s front door. In order for it to have a URL for Joanne Noragon Weaver, it needs twenty or so likes, first. I will be so appreciative if twenty or so of you would go to Joanne Noragon Weaver and like me. Thanks so much.