Sunday, 2 August 2015


I have to come clean. Yesterday Anne and I held a joint birthday party. Anne was 50 and I will be 80 in September but we celebrated together with a bang, though I do not remember any actual explosions. We hired a boat to take us and about 50 friends up the Thames from Reading, past Mapledurham and a bit more. And the boat glided through the water, we ate, drank and listened to the jazz band. Definitely different and we asked people to dress up in 1920s clothes (not obligatory). However there were  some stunning outfits.

This is Anne and her husband, Derek, suitably dressed for an afternoon on the river.

And this is my grand-daughter, Charlotte, trying and succeeding in looking like a Hollywood starlet. The young man, Shaun, is not doing too badly either. The fur, in case you were worrying, is definitely faux.
So textiles have taken a back seat lately. The house purchase is progressing and we hope to move in soon.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate! I'm sure you had a great time. Happy (early) birthday!



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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.