Friday, January 18, 2008

Episode Eighty-three: Requiem for a Friend

I lose a friend with whom I simply did not get to spend enough time, we listen to chapters 14-15, I link you to a weave-a-licious blog post of Dawn's, I continue to wrap wire, look for reeds, and read, and thus I give you a quote from Ms. Shelley:

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose—a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.


Incentive Muggage! Donate in January for your very own!

Looms. The rigid heddle has--for reasons unknown to me--been turned vertically with the heddle on the other side from the photographer.

And I must send out my heartfelt thanks to all who wrote to me this week. Your kind words meant the world to me, truly.

Thor and my husband in their traditional Rugby Nancy's wedding...


  1. Anonymous1:24 PM

    Oh, Heather - well, I wasn't one of the folks who wrote already - but oh, I am sorry about Thor. Thank God you had such a cool guy, even for a short time. Please accept my sympathy.

  2. sounds like an incredible man -- why can't they stay here longer? Concolences............I'm in DC but homebound.

  3. Laurie8:02 AM

    Hi Heather,
    I just discovered your podcast, and I'm hooked. I'm sorry to hear of your friend's loss. It's doubly hard when violence is involved. You painted a very descriptive picture of him.

    I haven't used a rigid heddle loom before, but I think that the idea is that warping the reed through a small hole and then a long slit is what creates your shed. You should not need another reed, since it is intended to be a two-shed system. But I'm sure that a creative, determined person could rig up other harnesses!

  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. It is so senseless when someone who is trying to make this world a better place is stopped short.

    I hope that all his family and friends can remember him in he humor and light he seemed to spread to everyone he met.

    I really was touched by the memorial pages set up for him. What a loss the world has experienced


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