Lost Arts studio

A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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29 April 2007

Two-Post Sunday, Part Two

Saturday's Haul

Saturday I went to my parents' and a friend's house, and I'm not sure what my husband is going to say to all this!

My (Honda Odyssey) minivan in stages of unpacking:

First out, an old plain round-top trunk, hand-made of pine, with a painted grain on the outside to look like cherry or some other dark wood, and a strong smell of camphor inside.

Next, a wooden rocker, missing the cane back. Guess I'll have to get my chair caning book back out and get to work.

Third is a big bag of old yarn, mostly wool and cotton, which was inside this and a fancier trunk.

Fourth, in the front seat, three huge skeins of just-washed acrylic that came out of one of the two trunks, a library book (it's Bryan Sykes' Saxons, Vikings, and Celts: the Genetic Roots of Britain and Ireland), and most of a folding wooden swift, in need of a good cleaning and three more slats to complete it.

It is fun to scavenge things people are getting rid of!


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