Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Brrr

These were poor copies to start but you can see the difference: front, and
 
back (the shifu pieces more obvious than the hanji ones).
The involuntary construction has been a pain in the arse, especially in this cold, with holes in the floor. It's like walking on ice all day (this is a no-shoes home, so poor feet!). But amidst noise and soldering and workers only coming over an hour after promised, a package from Sweden arrived with my long-coveted bobbin winder!!! The hanji I made in Korea, very strong. The green washi from the store, not (but to be expected b/c it's the cheap kind mixed with wood pulp). Very dangerous, because I could end up doing this all day and night, instead of Things I Should Be Doing. But thank Velma for enlightening me to the wonders of the antique bobbin winder (pics in daylight to come, maybe tomorrow).

2 comments:

  1. now you're cookin' with gas, aimee!

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  2. I'm curious to see the bobbin winder in use as a spindle.

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