Please buy ergonomic scissors. Keep your thumb out of the process with Fiskar or similar. please.
Prefer the Underwood 32......
Too funny! Love the coffee filter paper--and I bet these typed words will be eventually be woven words too!
Heal well, and soon. X
maybe you'd like to cut these into strips and weave them into books when your hand is healed and ready for scissors. :)
My thoughts exactly! Not annoying, Sarah, but would be unreadable for those who use text readers. I hope it works, and your hands feel better!
Love this! How delightful to read and remember the days when I last used a typewriter! And I am amazed at how lovely the words (from both typewriters) are on coffee filter paper.
Dear Sarah, I love this. Your manual typewriter reminds me of a portable I had with script font, I loved it but it’s long gone in a move from place to place.
I can hardly wait to see what else you do for rehab. We can all use a few tips with aging fingers. Any ideas for a bum knee? Hugs, pj
Love the inventiveness! Reminds me of the Ann Patchett article in the New Yorker earlier this month:
Typewriters figure into the story.
Yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
This is often my response to your blog posts, so I don't usually reply. Because you know, repetition. But.
Darker type for me.
And the new use of coffee filters is brilliant!
I always get ready to smile when I see A Field Guide to Needlework pop up in my inbox. Today is no exception : ) Thanks, Sarah, for your continual creativity. I hope your hand heals soon.
You are HYSTERICAL! As I read I figured you would create some wonderful b&w "yarn" from these filters and it truly would be "one of a kind". I LOVE your blogs. Heal so you can create. xo
I tapped and I'll vote that both are just right, at any rate ...not typing pace... if one is busy or out of ink the olive's ready. Serious fun work and I'm in even after the ding. Your Tapestry is like "Braised Asperagus" absolutely delish💕
Delightfully absurd, I had a little olivetti - can't wait to see what the coffee filter words morph into!
I saw some of the tapestries in that series at Cabrillo college in Aptos CA. They were wonderful!
Prefer the dark ink. Get well soon and keep on imagining!
I will always read your words, Olivetti or Underwood or whatever. The coffee filters are just plain crazy enough to be endearing. And why not? What's so special about 8 1/2 x 11 anyway? You take us all to a nice relaxing spot. Thank you.
Golly how I love this post! Such fun to read and to (once again) be amazed and gobsmacked by your tapestry weavings that look EXACTLY like a piece of paper, typed, with editing, and oh my...circles of coffee stains from a coffee mug? you are just too cool Sarah! Seriously adore all of this so much that I am now contemplating going to Goodwill to look for a typewriter!!!! So cool. I love the deep dark letters. But the lighter, Olivetti, are cool too! Especially the accent agu! Thank you for continuing to inspire us all! -Jennifer
Sillyness... as archaic as typewriters!
Wow. Got us on that one!
Rest, quit typing and get strong.
I can't believe you did this. Typed on the filters! I think you are truly and utterly and delightfully nuts and am happy to be along for the ride.
I love the Olympia SM 4 and love ink soooo much more than bits and bytes. Coffee filters take the type very nicely. I once tried to type on a piece of cotton using my Mother's old typewriter (I've forgotten the brand). Not nearly as nice as coffee filters. I say hooray for real, true type on a real, true typewriter.
As a lover of old manual typewriters I was thrilled to read this post. I hope it cures what ails you, while giving you a potentially awesome yarn for future tapestry stories.
You are HYSTERICAL.... as I was reading I figured that when you were "healed" you would cut these into strips and really have an interesting black and white "yarn" that you would have created. "One of a kind". Take care... LOVE your blogs.
As the proud owner of four typewriters and a spinner of newspaper yarn, I say, “Type on!”
I'm an Olivetti lettera 32 girl myself (I have two, one in standard teal/green, and one in shiny sports car red), but I couldn't decide on one of the two types – they are both lovely in their own way.
The bolder type of the Olympia feels also more "there, I said it!" than the Olivetti, which in my impression feels more spacious – like "Yes, I said it, and you may think what you want".
Rest up whatever hurts and get fully well soon!
I always feel a wee bit better after reading your posts. Sometimes I save the reading for when I might need a little lift. :)
I love it! I wish I could get my mum's Royal typewriter.
I learned to type on some stonkingly big manuals at school as a prep for university paper submissions, but my machine of choice was the IBM Selectric with its golf balls. The trick was remembering which keys gave you the extra characters. But best of all was the discovery of fonts; one was no longer bound to Courier.
My observation is very simple: healing comes from unexpected quarters. Ever let the fancy roam!
Oh Sarah once again doing what you do so well.......finding ways to adapt to what you have available, using your tools resourcefully and very artistically and in the process inspiring us all. The amazing ideas in the comments bear witness to this.
Get better fast but be patient if you can - it will take as long as it takes for your ‘lesson’ - whatever that may be? because I’ve always thought your keen ability to ‘notice’ puts you at the cutting edge of speeding up your learning. love and hugs
I have an idea, which will not cause further injury to your hand! Sew these filter notes together (on your linen scraps) and create a window shade...a sun filter. This would be a great way to surround yourself with your words while recycling the recyclables!
As a fiction writer and a tapestry weaver I think this is the best post ever. But I love all your posts, and your drawings, weavings, knittings, sewings and patchings. Blessed be!
I LOVE the manual typewriter AND LOVE the coffee filter paper. The stream of consciousness typing is GREAT. And the tapestry with the letter and coffee stains, is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Please continue with your muse, as she is speaking loud and clear. Brings a bright spot to my day! Thank you for your artistry!!!
What about a rotary cutter? Or a paper cutter instead of the scissors? Sometimes finding the right/different tool can make a world of difference.
I absolutely love reading your blog this way. That is all. <3
Are you also doing physio with a professional? Please say yes. And while all this is amazing, we are conditioned by our culture not to rest, not to stop, not to hear the messages our bodies are giving us.
I had a heart attack at the age of 47. I am amazed every day that I am alive and when my body has a warning light come on, I stop and look after it.
that paragraph sounds bossy and harsh, but overuse injury can be irreversible. And you won't know whether you can recover until you rest.
I find your coffee filter typing so enjoyable! Keep typing and thanks for the laughs! You enriched my day ❤️
This is completely mad!! And absolutely wonderful. Love it! (Oh, and if I had to state a preference, I guess I'd go for the darker ink type.) Hope the hand heals quickly and well.
For a year or so i typed my letters on fabric scraps (remember when people wrote actual letters?) which i sewed around cardboard and then mailed like regular letters. It was fun. can't do that on a computer, can you?
I love it! 💕
And the Olivetti-Underwood font is easier to read, even if it is lighter. You make me want to dig out my typewriter. The last time it saw use was when my son needed to re-number all the pages in a long school paper. I introduced him to white-out and my typewriter (rather than let him spend hours trying to format on the computer and reprint multiple times!)
love this post, any typing on the coffee filters is great. Wish I could find those same filters in Canada. I was taught shifu in Japan in 1987. We used a Olfa cutter with snap off blades. I'm still using the same tool today. Lots of different choices and replaceable blades. Easy on the hands. www.olfacutter.com They might help with your hand problem.
I enjoyed reading the typed words .
A weaver in Oslo would put Siddhalepa ayurvedic balm om her tired hand in the evening, next morning she could continue weaving. Happy Weaving, Sarah !!
Always love your posts and look forward to them. If not hilarious, but always inspirational and thought provoking. Thank you for letting us into your world. Rest and get well. Regards.
Sarah - I do hope you get better quickly! Love the coffee filters and typing... love the White Rotary - I have my mom's - same model by all appearance - sews anything! All my best, Ruth Ellen
I love your creative ideas Sarah. Please keep experimenting and keep blogging!
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