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Friday, July 9, 2010

Meet a Treat

I bought myself a very special treat this week--and it's not textiles! It's my new mandolin:I've been thinking about learning mandolin for quite a while. Now I've taken the plunge. So far I'm just working out the basics and toughening up my finger tips, but I've booked myself a few lessons to give me a boost. It's been too long since I actively pursued music in my life and I'm looking forward to learning something new.

I said, "it's not textiles". Well, that's true so far, though, as you can see in the pic it's nestling amongst my usual sea of textile stuff on the big table. And I will need a strap to help me hold it: now let me see . . . card weaving, braiding, twisted cord, macrame . . .

2 comments:

ixchel bunny said...

LOOOVE your new mandolin! looks gorgeous :) you are always welcome to come down and have a jam session with the harp in residence here:) HAVE FUN!!!!

Textile Tragic said...

Thanks:) at this stage I'm finding my way around a G scale and learning about strumming--my previous string instrument experiences involved bows. I have a weekend and a teach yourself book ahead of me. I think it will be fun.