Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Recuperating and Collage

I read about what would be involved in recuperating from the surgery I had to repair a herniated esophagus (fundoplication).  I knew it would take longer to heal than I want it to.  6 - 8 weeks in general but it varies differently for some people.  It's been 4 weeks and I have a ways to go.

This didn't stop me from taking a class on Saturday with my dear friend and artist extraordinaire Roxanne Evans Stout.  I needed to get out of the house and because I can't lift heavy things or bend up and down a lot, the sort of things I would have to do to get ready to travel and teach a class, I saw Roxanne had a one day collage class where she provided most everything we'd need.  I thought I needed to do that.

We started out by creating mandalas from gatherings we found outside.  It was a small group but I met some wonderful women who I think I will be in touch with again.

While the class itself was insightful and nurtured my creative, side the trip itself was a little too much too soon.  Cest la vie.

It was lovely to spend a day with other creative souls and be guided by Roxanne to create with whatever came to our minds.

The collage I created is a storyboard and will hang on the wall.  Here are some images.  I'm not quite finished.  I have to add some way to hang it.  I'm thinking of coiling wire and adding beads but that idea could change when I get back to working on it.

I'm back to resting and stitching and following a diet of eating small amounts of food at a time and NO CARBONATION!  I tried that and it didn't go over well.  The procedure I had done doesn't allow me to burp or vomit.  I won't go into details, if you want them go look up the procedure and you can read all about it.  :-) yeah.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Loom & Accessories for Sale

I had my surgery on Sept. 30th and while it was rough at first I am on the mend and can see the light at the end of the tunnel!  A couple more weeks and I'll be just fine.

Before my surgery I took on the task of trying to organize my studio.  In the process of doing that I ended up getting rid of lots of items.  I also came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to put my dismantled AVL loom back together so I could weave again.  I feel that I'm done with weaving after having created handwoven clothing for over 25 years.  So I'm putting it up for sale along with some weaving accessories.

I live in the Bay Area/Santa Cruz/Monterey, CA area so if you or anyone you know is interested in these items please email me!!  I am able to deliver within this area if necessary.

ALV Production Dobby Loom 48” 16 harness with attached bench in very good condition. Dismantled and shrink wrapped for storage.

48" Weaving Width
16 Harnesses, polyester heddles
Mechanical dobby with dobby bar, pegs, wrench
1-Box Flyshuttle System on Bottom Swing Beater with Flyshuttle and Pirns
Plain Warp Beam
Raddle, 48
2 reeds
texsolve heddles
manual with instructions to put together
Loom built in 1990

Asking $3500.00 but will takes offers.

Harrisville Warping Mill  asking $100.00

Harrisville Designs has the capacity to wind up to 20 yards of warp and is collapsible for easy storage. Made of solid hardwood with a butcher-block maple base. Designed for tabletop use, it is 2 yards around and has 30" of vertical winding space.  The mill has a brake and comes 

$325.00 to buy new today

AVL Electric Bobbin Winder

These are close to $400.00 new today, I am asking $100.00.  Good working order!