I see it is some days since I last blogged. I asure everyone that I have been here - and very busy. I have sorted out the car problem - I am now the owner of a Ford Mondeo estate automatic and take delivery on Thursday - two days time.
My sister is staying with me for a week and we have done all sorts of things including a day spent at Malmesbury yesterday. We have been meaning to visit for some years. It is very ancient. The abbey was started in the 7th century and William of Malmesbury, the historian worked there. Some nice illuminated books are on show
On the textile front, the donsu is off the Megado and the Megado has been dusted, polished and hoovered underneath. I am currently working hard on the African trees and have nearly finished one. Last week I also managed to catch up on paperwork. I wish I could say the same about textile projects.
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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.