Invisible Reweaving Book
It's been such a busy month! We had a bunch of visitors in town and are finally getting back to our real life. We also went to the US Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon over the Fourth of July weekend. It was a really great experience and inspiring to see so many people living their dreams. If you ever have a chance to go to an Olympic trials, do it! If you go to Eugene, bring plenty of sunscreen and a poncho.
We stopped in Portland on the way to Eugene and I raided the weaving section of Powell's Books. You can't beat old weaving books for instruction and examples. The reweaving books from Fabricon Co. are really impressive. If you are wondering what reweaving is, the one sentence explanation is a method of repairing woven fabric using threads from another part of the fabric. The booklet comes with a set of old tools (good thing I recently had a tetanus shot), sample fabrics to practice on and tips for finding jobs in reweaving. The letter from the company promises "profit and success" along with an ad for Magni-Focuser New 3-D Binocular Magnifier. It also has the name and address of the original owner of the books, which is pretty cool. I love old books and I can't wait to try out this technique.