Thursday, 31 December 2009

Christmas Decorations

We have a collection of Christmas tree ornaments which have been collected over the years. The ones I like are the embroidered or textiley ones. Top left were bought in Los Angeles Chinatown in December 1980!!! They are still as sharp-cut as they were when bought. The three doves at top right were bought in Circencester when my daughter, Anne lived there which must be more than 12 years ago. The blue doll with violin was bought in Munich many years ago and the straw doll was acquired at a craft Market about 10 years. But just to show that not everything we have is a dusty antique, the peacock which is 8 inches long was bought in Cheltenham in December 2008.

These thoughts were triggered off by seeing photos of vegetable decorations including garlic. I have never seen anything like these!! See for yourself

I am working on the 'Rainbow' and have generated 2 pages. I think there will be 9 or 10 in all.

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.