Saturday, 26 March 2016


Friday evening was spent listening to St Matthews Passion. An amateur choir and rather bigger than I like but well done. Came home after 11 pm in an overcrowded tram to find the house in darkness. Everyone else was in bed!

This morning was spent on a boat trip round the harbour and canals.

And then lunch in the Chinese quarter where they went in. For large platefuls. This is what I got when I ordered turbot. Tasted good.

Then I went off to the Troppenmuseum to look at Indonesian textiles only to discover that they have put away the native textiles and are celebrating Holland's colonial past. Memsahibs  in tea gowns, sahibs in topees.

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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.