I have finished all the items for the MTF Exhibition at St Martin's in the Bullring. This is one of the Mughal windows pieces where I painted the warp with Seka silk paints (they work). It represents the courtyard garden at Fatephur Sikri seen through one of the stone screens with their lovely geometric patterns. I woven enough for six pieces but have only made up three.
The other three pieces are pinned up in the studio and I will think about them for the next few weeks. I do feel that the woven pattern has receded into wall paper which is not what was intended.
I made up a panel on the design and making up of the cover for the book of Omar Khayyam.
I am delivering everything this afternoon. The original plan was to do this on the way to the Bourneville class tomorrow but the general feeling was that I was mad to try since I leave for Heathrow after lunch. The final blow to my plans came when I had to move leaving Malvern earlier so I gave up.
The other upset was that I went to shut and lock the cellar at lunchtime yesterday on my way out to Bookbinding to find that the cellar door had fallen off its top hinge!! So my bookbinding did not happen while I sought out my friendly neighbourhood builder who came round and replaced the hinges. So that's done.
I have done all the writing needed for St Martin's and printed it all out. Filled up with diesel since it would be nice to return to a full tank. I still have to think about packing. I shall be taking the laptop and hope to be able to blog while in Australia. I wonder how they organise comms on Heron Island. It will too far from the mainland for line of sight. Satcom?