Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Vyne

The Vyne is a Tudor house about 20 minutes drive from here and we visited it this morning. It now belongs to the National Trust who decided some years ago that they had to repair the roof and save up for it. Today It is encased in scaffolding and visitors can take a lift up (very industrial lift clearly intended primarily for materials) and walk round on a gangway and watching people working. Today they were beatintg sheets of lead into shape and sealing the junctions between roofs with the lead.
From this viewpoint you can see how complicated the roof is!! The house is not really open but the gardens are georgeous with a Tudor brick summerhouse and a very large walled garden where they sweet peas are doing much better than mine - and I thought mine were good.
I would not mind one like this in my garden.

I have finished a project!! Making a shirt from some nice batik fabric (bought at Convergence 2008) eked out with some plain green. This has been on the list for years.

Now to finish warping up the Kombo.

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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.