Thursday, January 24, 2013

"January is like a long Monday"

[It's waving!] Elizabeth put it well, about January. This week has been very challenging, lots of anger at the shoddy construction that put a hole in our floor to the outside (during the coldest spell of the winter) and then an unsealed pipe. So all the cold air rushed up to ice the floors and erase any hopes of getting work and sleep done. But after lots of butting heads, just enough quiet for me to get back to work. This morning, testing "cheap" hanji. Doesn't spin great but it does something.
The problem is that it's impossible to photograph the process w/o a tripod, and I'm too lazy to drag out the tripod and screw on the piece to my camera. Maybe after a little more thawing out? In the meantime, here is one end of the paper taped to the shaft of the winder. Also, take a look at the work of a very fine artist that Velma turned me onto: Mary Ann McKellar Schwarcz.

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  1. onesmallstitch1:25 PM

    ---love the bobbin winder, I have 3 - one almost the same. thanks for the link, i've bookmarked it, her Maine Bird Journal is fantastic. shared information is one of the perks of blogging.

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    1. you would laugh if you saw HOW long it took me to get it. tried to bid on ebay SO many times, so many mishaps...finally found one on a random swedish site. that's b/c i wasn't willing to buy it full price, new. if i could get more, i would! and mary ann's work is wondrous!

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  2. Love the machine just for itself. Mary Ann was a visiting artist where I taught in Chicago many many moons ago!

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    1. it's true; the thing is a piece of beauty. i'm happy to have it join my family of tools and equip! and i can SO see why mary ann would have been a visiting artist back in those days. i hope i get to see her work in person someday.

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  3. yay aimee, you and your wonderful winder have found one another! i was so lucky to have her for a teacher.

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