On Saturday I went to the Flower Show at Hampton Court by train. Four separate trains! and changing at places like Weybridgee, Virginia Water and Surbiton!! The treat was that on the way back we took a ferry down the Thames from Hampton Court to the station. Shades of Hanry VIII.
It was very hot but the flowers were lovely.
On Sunday I went to Bicester Village with my daughters, Ruth and Anne, where a good time was had by all although the credit cards probably did not feel well at the end. Bicester Village is an outlet place but the shops are high class, Prada, Dolce and Gambana. I bought a jacket in Versace!!!!! Not that I need a jacket but I had to take it home.
Ruth and Anne seem to be into shoes.
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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.