Saturday, May 31, 2014

meet betty!

Yes, I now have a proper 4 shaft floor loom!
I answered an ad for a secondhand floor loom on Gumtree ... it was only $250 and looked in good condition, so I thought I'd grab it ;)  It was coming from Port Pirie, and the son was coming down to Adelaide anyway, so kindly delivered it to us.

After looking at the LeClerc website, I decided it was probably an Artisant from the early 80s.  Some very helpful weavers on Facebook confirmed this for me, and suggested I look for a sticker which would confirm the model, date and month of manufacture.  And here it is!

So, confirmed as an Artisat from June 1979 ;)

The lady who owned it is in her mid 80s, hasn't woven for a while and is moving to a small unit.  She included EVERYTHING with the loom, including boat shuttles, cotton, rag for rag rugs, lots and lots of lease sticks, a bobbin winder, warping board, books, Handwoven magazines from the 80s, and lots of stuff that I haven't figured out yet ;)  She also included this note:

How lovely is that??  I gave her son one of my infinity scarves to give to her ;)

At this point of time, Anita and I have taken the back beam and the beater upstairs - hopefully tomorrow the rest will follow, and I can put it back together again ... and then figure out how to warp this one up!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

yoga with frankie

Ever get the feeling you're being watched???

This was right before Frankie decided she'd like to actually participate in my yoga practice, of course ;)

You may have noticed an extra tab above ... I have added a BAT FIT tab, inspired by Franny - all the embarrassing stats and trackers are collated there!!

While tapestry weaving and handweaving, I've been inspired by a fantastic/terrible show that I found on YouTube ... Secret Eaters.  As an ex-Secret Eater myself, I fully understand these people - I too have thought that I was 'eating OK', but was actually piling on weight - which is why I now track everything on my phone!

If you'd like some motivation, check it out!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A quick weight loss check-in ... that's 2.6kg so far!! And feeling better already ;)

I think this ticker updates every time I weigh in, so I will bookmark this post for reference.

MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter

MyFitnessPal - Free Calorie Counter