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Images of Weaving December 29, 2017

Filed under: Weavers,Weaving,Weaving looms — Janet @ 8:02 pm

2017_07_08_15_53_09.pdf000  a younger me in Suva Fiji 1973 – early days learning to weave and demonstrating same on a table loom

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CottonLoopRugWeaving

close-up-of-janet-at-loom-april-04  at my Glimakra loom in Dublin

 

 

Start Your Day……. March 24, 2017

17342655_774545312711136_7201039594426454023_n  Start your day with this beautiful photo of Spring in Ireland – a contrast of green and yellow – thanks to Sarah Rubalcava of Rubalcava Horticultural Services.

Sarah’s mom (and my friend) Magda Rubalcava is an award winning internationally renown tapestry weaver – wouldn’t this make a spectacular tapestry?

 

Regrets July 12, 2016

I haven’t played my recorders for a couple of years or so.  I was just busy with other activities and the time and place where the monthly recorder meetings were held were no longer convenient.  But recently I tried playing the recorder again and found that arthritis in my hands made it difficult to play.  Alas.  Up until now the things associated with aging haven’t really bothered me.  But now, trying to play the recorder is painful and it is bothering me to find that I just can’t spread my fingers with enough agility to make playing the recorder possible.  I really wanted to attend and play in an up coming one day jazz workshop.miscellaneous-ian-009  In younger days with the bass recorder.  7 or 8 years ago?  in my early 70’s

I have a friend of similar vintage whose mother had very bad arthritis in her hands.  My friend is taking piano lessons to hopefully ward off similar problems.

Come to think of it, my own mother also had bad arthritis in her hands in later years.   She was an avid knitter, as am I.  When she moved to Hawaii, knitting was no longer so important in her life.  So I don’t know if she could have continued to knit if she had wanted to.  Knitting is still important to but I could substitute other fiber activities just as satisfying.  After all, my abandonment of weaving has been partially age related and I don’t really miss it – I can still maintain my interest without physically crawling under that big Glimakra loom.

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close-up-of-janet-at-loom-april-04

 

 

 

Do I Really Have An Ancestor Who Went To Western Australia? June 15, 2016

Agnes Warburton my 9X GGM was born in England in 1580 and died in Western Australia in 1675.  I never heard of this person before today – thanks to Ancestry.com

Now I’ll try to track down another possible ancestor – Robert Buckingham, a Silk Weaver, born in England in 1571 and lived in Norfolk England.  He died in 1633, age 62

 

A Weaver Ancestor May 4, 2016

My 7X Great Grandfather, who served in King Philip’s War, was a farmer and a weaver.  Hooray.  A kindred soul.  Lots of my ancestors were knitters, but this is the first weaver I have found.

  Me at my loom in Bhutan

 

Weaving In Wood April 2, 2016

Filed under: Carving,Weavers,Weaving,Weaving looms — Janet @ 1:36 pm

weaver carving Unusual carving

 

Vincent Van Gogh March 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh.  vincent van gogh

weaver at loom a postcard of a painting in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Wever en weefstoel, 1884, The loom
In London one time we were visiting one of the sons and we were wandering around in the Antiques Market in Chelsea. I saw a painting which reminded me of this one. I dithered about buying it – 100 pounds seemed like a lot and besides how could we get the painting back to Dublin. Alas, I didn’t buy it and I’m sure you can tell that I have regretted that ever since.