Saturday, November 13, 2010
Ginny, who belongs to the Clinch Valley Handweavers Guild, brought me a box of Guild books and items that she had stored at her house for me to take care of. We keep the Guild Library at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center where the Tuesday Weavers meet. I just transferred the box from her car to my car, but this book caught my eye. Ginny told me that one of the Guild members would need to keep this one at their house, since it is now out of print and worth a lot of money. I thought I would take it into the house and take a look before I went to the Center on Tuesday. OH MY!!!! This book is a treasure!
I enjoy looking at and studying my coverlet...I keep trying to figure out if this pattern has a name. The first chapter of the book is about the structure of coverlets, and they even have a "motif classification system." While I'm recovering from my tumble, I may try to study this system and graph the pattern.
The book is very heavy, so this might be a challenge. I have regained some use of my left arm, but I can only lift my arm about waist high. I'll be starting therapy in 2 weeks, but I don't want the muscles to get too out of shape. I'm even doing some of the Tai Chi movements I learned....I can see a little improvement every day!
So....my accident may lead to a delightful discovery.....time to research the motif and graph the pattern of my coverlet. And, I can weave a little if I stand at the loom. I've got a few projects that need to be finished before the holidays.
Yes, a little serendipity!!!! (And, I'll gladly keep this book at my house for safe-keeping!!!)