Shoulder sidetrack and a great source of dye basics!

3 Feb

I am taking a break from dyeing due to a shoulder injury.  Shoulder spurs are painful and greatly discourage one from heaving wet wool around in dye pots!  I should be back in operation soon.  My husband is pondering a block and tackle system for me on a small scale to give me a couple more years at the dye pot.  I’d be interested in hearing from folks if they have come up with a solution.  My first thought was a tripod game hoist but I’ve been talked out of that!

I wanted to remind folks about Maiwa’s blog.  They are a fantastic source for natural dye supplies and information if the Canadian dollar exchange is on our side.  It ebbs and flows, but they have a great blog here

They do a great job of illustrating and explaining the basics.  Enjoy!  We are lucky to have that resource.

5 Responses to “Shoulder sidetrack and a great source of dye basics!”

  1. Sandra Rude February 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Sorry to hear about the shoulder injury. I’ll bet it puts a crimp in your weaving as well as the dye work. Get better soon, and take it easy – you want to be doing textiles for a loooong time!


    • debmcclintock February 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

      Thanks Sandra, the shoulder puts a crimp on lots of things but working on getting better. Reworking how I use the warping wheel also! Will report once we figure out the block and tackle skein hoist system!


  2. Judy Jackson February 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Judith MacKenzie uses bungie cords above her pots. She can dip and then the cords help lift for her.


  3. mazzaus February 17, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Best wishes for your recovery!


    • debmcclintock February 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

      Thanks so much! I have to be patient which is difficult!


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