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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trying something new

I have several shelves of thread to weave with.
I don't care for much of it.

More than a little is too heavy for shirts I want to make.
It will go to the Art Institute soon.


In the meantime, what to do.

This warp has 30 ends per inch;
Twenty are cotton slub and the other ten are any interesting thing on the shelf.
I wove off in periwinkle.

Not exciting.

Until I turned it sideways.



It's taking me too long to weave right now.
I spent three or four days weaving the small, one pound cone of periwinkle,
and another several days getting it ready to cut and sew.

Today I made exactly one shirt.
Tomorrow I'll make the other two sizes, for Etsy, and get them posted.

I am so slow because my back is uncompromisingly painful.
No quarter given.

However, I am finally through four months of protocol.
A week from Monday

I can tell you all about radiofrequency ablation.

Well,maybe Tuesday.

27 comments:

  1. Todays blog reminded me of a film I saw today

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    1. Must be quite obscure and possibly even in Welsh.

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  2. Joanne, I really REALLY hope this works for you, I hate thinking of you in so much pain. Protocols can really suck, especially when you need relief right now.

    Sending warm thoughts.

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  3. The shirt is beautiful... but I hate to hear that you're in so much pain. Hope the procedure fixes you soon.

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  4. Hope you feel better soon. A pain in the back can waylay a person for quite a while.

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  5. The shirt looks very pretty, and I like the soft colors. I'm also sorry that you're in so much pain, Joanne. Have a great trip, and wishing you all the best on your procedure.

    Julie

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  6. Hope it works...fingers crossed.

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  7. getting old is not for sissies. I had to stop several times while I was doing the cold work on the last 7 castings because my thumb joints were screaming and my fingers were cramping. Hope the whatever it is brings relief.

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  8. Great colors, should be beautiful.
    Back pain...what more can be said about such a curse? Let us know the results.

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  9. I hope that you get some relief for the back very soon. Back pain is awful! And so misunderstood! The shirt is beautiful.

    Smidgen Snippets & Bits

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  10. I know what radiofrequency ablation is; I do hope it works for you. That would not be fun to want to weave and not have a back that is cooperating for you to do so.

    betty

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  11. I so hope you get some relief soon.
    Fingers, toes and eyes crossed.

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  12. I'm so sorry for the back pain. They are just awful! I think it's so fabulous that you're actually able to weave all that cloth by hand. It's very beautiful!

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  13. Hope it all improves in the near future.
    Merle...........

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  14. Hari OM
    I have found that with some of my art at times... it makes no sense till it slips sideways!!! That's a good-looking combo. As to the other, you have my best of wishes also. YAM xx

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  15. Beautiful shirt but it sounds like you are paying a heavy price with your back. I hope the treatment will help you.

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  16. Very pretty shirt. Well done. Watch your back.

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  17. You have my sympathy about your back, my took forever to settle down. Have a good, safe trip to North Carolina.

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  18. A bad back is very limiting. I hope your new treatment helps, so you can get back to the things you want to do. Just remember to pace yourself!

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  19. Glad the ablation whatever is done -- and that you are headed out on a trip. I'm fascinated by those that find love in the texture and color of threads and fabric. I have two friends who I ended up in a store filled with such notions. I found their enthusiasm marveling. And then I found myself a bar while they did two more hours on top the one I'd done with them. Ha! Enjoy yourself.

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    1. I can see how that can happen. I've been stuck between quilters, myself.

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  20. I sure hope you feel better soon-great shirt

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  21. So sorry about the back Joanne, particularly when you have perfected such a lovely shirt and probably want to make more. Have a restful easter.

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  22. But regardless of the situation with your back, you don't quit. What a gal!! I love the little top you did. And I changed browsers--I'm able to comment again. Nothing worse than tying the tongue of a writer/talker. Blessings of healing to all that supports you (including your back).

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  23. I couldn't make a shirt in a day no matter what.

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  24. I really like the shirt. I hope you'll start feeling better soon.

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