Monday, March 10, 2008

Oh, my trusty washboard!


I've been pained by the recent demise of my trusty
washboard. I bought it at an antique shop years ago.
I use it when I am felting my hand-felted hats. Sadly
it broke. My husband tried to patch it up by putting
some temporary strapping on it—buying me time to get
a little more work done before shows. I thought
getting a new one would take a while or involve some
searching on ebay, but it looks like the Aubuchon's
hardware in Maynard (just a few minutes walk) is
going to be able to resupply me. I'm sure it will
take me a while to get used to the new kid, but what
are you going to do? I'll still keep the old one.
While felting I enjoyed thinking about all the
clothes it has washed in its lifetime.

4 comments:

ahvarahn said...

Oh I am sure with a couple or three dabs of some of the modern super adhesives you will have that rickety ole thing back to its hat-friendly self.

Mind you, if you had stuck to the hat making only, and resisted the urge to use it to accompany your favourite Lonnie Donegan skiffle favourites, we might not be in this predicament in the first place now would we?

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Ah the glamour life of a millinery: Wearing out wash boards while felting.

We all suffer for our art.

hatdiva said...

They make new ones...so support the industry and buy 5! I searched these out and have them bookmarked:

You can thank Cristina from barcelona, since I was clicking on other blogs and found this one.


http://www.mainstsupply.com/product.cfm/4/8/49422

also at the amish supply, www.lehmans.com pass it on....

hatdiva said...

You'll have to copy/paste those addys...