Knitting/crocheting (and typing/gaming
) seem to have caused some RSI in my elbows/a little bit in the wrists.
I've already been to a physiotherapist but....treatment's not really catching on (I started in February)...and actually last week was my last time there ( as insurance doesn't cover the costs for treatment anymore)...
Anyway...despite my physiotherapist saying it's okay to knit and stuff...
I figured I'd give all that a break ( no more fiber crafts, no gaming.... I'm going to get myself voice recognition software to "do the typing for me" etc.).
I used to love making clay stuff as a kid, so I figured I could give polymer clay a try.
It seems safe enough for my elbows and such and it seems interesting enough to keep me busy and happy.
I'm particularly interested in making (or...more accurate "learning to make) life like figurines and such ^_^
So my questions would be:
1. Am I right in thinking this'll have a lot less impact on my elbows? Have you perhaps experienced any RSI like symptoms from working with clay?
2. What are some "must-have" tools/books for getting started?
So far I think "Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay - Katherine Dewey" and "How to Make Clay Characters - Maureen Carlson " might help me out....
but if anyone thinks I should check out some other books, please let me know:)
I'm sorry if this comes off as rude but please don't suggest websites, I'm really trying to avoid having to use the computer unless it's for school and am trying to use only books and such where possible:)
Sorry if I don't reply right away.
I'm trying to keep a daily typing maximum and I've already gone wayyyy past it with this post >_<