Thursday, 27 February 2014

An Indie dyers dream rehabilitation!

So, I have some muscle and joint problems which I won't bore you with, they got me enrolled on an Advanced Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Program at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital.

It was an 8 week course of 16 x 3 hour blocks, which were then broken down into 40 minute sessions. I want to mention Phil and Pleasure, 2 physios who really helped ease my individual problems, thank you both, you helped me get my body back!

Now to the part of the course that will interest my fellow crafters! I had 16 sessions of wood work, to help my wrists and hands to loosen up. They offer lots of lovely projects to do from a wooden clock to a full sized bird box and feeder. I was thinking of making a stool to sit on when I spin at the festivals. After chatting with Occupational therapists Ken, Fred and Joanne they said, 'You know, you can make anything you want really, Is there anything that you could really use?' So ever the craft first type I immediately thought niddy noddy, sock blockers, swifts, ooo, oooo, ooooooooo 'I wonder if I can make a yarn re-skeiner?!'

Guess what, between the four of us that is what we proceeded to make. I skipped to that class twice a week, which believe me is metaphorical because my knee is not up to skipping. At first I dare not believe that it could be done, by about halfway I knew it was going to happen, by the end I was so excited to get my hands on it I almost couldn't wait. So here it is, what do you think?

Thankyou Ken, Fred and Joanne! And Dr Goodfellow who referred me to the program.