A Post about Post

Two parcels arrived this week. One was a copy of this book, as recommended by Meg. I see that the cheapest price currently listed is over £30, while I paid only £3.64 for my ex-library copy which is well-read but perfectly serviceable. I suspect that the sudden surge in weavers all buying the same book has done wonders for the market.

I love an ex-library book. There are several decades’ worth of homework memorialised under that label.

library label

Meg has also organised an informal study group for weavers and designers who want to work through some of the exercises during 2014. I would love to sign up, but will have to wait a few weeks before I can commit to a New Undertaking.

The other parcel was waiting for me when I got home from the Taster Day on Saturday…

OU parcel

…and was the first indication that I have a new job: I am going to be doing some tutoring with the OU for a few hours a week. Since Stuart has been an OU tutor for the last 10 years I am aware of both their strengths and their not-so-strengths. On the plus side, they are a great deal more organised than the university where I currently have a teaching role and the pay is better for less responsibility. What’s not to like about that? On the minus side, ‘organised’ in the HE sector has a fairly low bar. Remember that I said this was the first indication that I have been appointed? The contract arrived on Saturday as well, even though it apparently started last week.

I have been putting off organising my weaving class schedule until I knew about this job. I will need to work out my calendar to accommodate occasional OU tutorials as well as weaving workshops and I am really pleased that I can now get on with this. I have an idea for a themed series of one-day classes which I am keen to start. If I am feeling brave I will try and implement online booking as well — it is going quite well in the sandbox, but I’m safe in there….

A Post about Post” was posted by Cally on 22 Jan 2014 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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5 Responses

  1. Margreet
    | Reply

    Ah, my order is out too for that book 😉
    Congrats with the new job! Hope it will work well with the weaving.

  2. Meg
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    Great re. the new job and good pay. Sorry about the organization. I have been thinking of asking the university in Illinois if the three blokes still work there or if they know of their whereabouts. They might have a wee chuckle to learn what we’re doing 30 years on!

    • Cally
      | Reply

      The time lag is very interesting. I read chapter 1 in bed last night and had a lot of fun pondering on how things have changed/not changed since the 80s.

  3. Jane
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    And I’ve just received my copy of the book too. Haven’t had an opportunity to open it yet – I made myself finish my Craftsy course “Know your wool” first. You’re right, Meg must have made all the people selling used copies wonder what on earth has happened!

    Good look with the new job.

  4. maliz
    | Reply

    I got very curious about that book, so I ordered it too, a used copy, very cheap, coming from an US bookshop
    It will take about three weeks till I´ll have it in my hands here in Germany.

    Have a nice weekend!

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