Saturday, March 02, 2019

Towel #6

The weft for this towel is a mill-dyed 20/2 mercerized cotton in a rich teal blue. All the previous wefts were hand-dyed unmercerized 36/2 cotton. The liftplan makes tiny advancing points, whose effect in the cloth is a shimmery, watery surface. Click the image to display a larger version.

On Tuesday, I had surgery to implant an upgraded version of my pacemaker, which involved a 4-inch incision, adding some electrical leads to various parts of my heart, and replacing the current pacemaker with a somewhat larger unit. Not really major surgery, because the unit is lodged between my ribcage and my skin, over my heart and about 2 inches below my collarbone.

By Friday, I felt recovered enough to try weaving. Duh. Bad idea. Throwing a shuttle and swinging a beater (even an overhead beater) uses muscles across the upper chest. Ouch. So it will be a few days more healing time before I get back to the loom to weave off the rest of this towel and the remaining warp.


Laura Fry said...

Ouch. Hopefully it won’t take too long to get back to the loom.

Fabian B said...

hello, it´s beautifull.
how do you do it?

I would like to try

good job