Tuesday, 30 August 2016


Not Lake Como but the city of Como which is said to be the premier Italian city for weaving silk and fine wool. There are hundreds of mills in the surrounding region.

We decided not to drive as the lake road is awful but instead went a few miles and picked up the hydrofoil which zooms down the lake and makes the journey in less than an hour with the added advantage of having nice views all the way.

We went up on the funicular and admired the view then set about seeing the city which is very attractive. Not noticeably touristy, more a busy city getting on with its life.
View from the top of the funicular.

Early frescos in a church.

A wonderful fabric shop where I bought tweed and silk.

And a rose window

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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.