I see that it is a week since I last wrote an entry. It has been a very busy week and I am not going to write it up in one blog.
I attended a three-day workshop in Biederwand and Lampas run by Jette Vandermeiden, a Canadian weaver. She was a very good instructor and we all got to grips with the complexities of drafting for these weave structures. The course was run by the Devon Weavers Workshop near Totnes. Above are shown a few of her own samples.
I stayed in Torquay since I had left booking accommodation too late to get anywhere in Totnes. One fine evening, I walked down the hill to the beach and harbour. The town is vertiginous and I would not tackled the enormous and very steep flights of stairs going up from the beach area to the top of the cliffs with their chocolate box houses. A very pleasant place.
I left about 1430 on Friday afternoon to get to Newbury in time to look at the looms ready (or not as the case might be) for the Saturday's re-actment of the making of the Newbury Coat. I will write about that tomorrow.
I have something else to report. For the last three and a half years, I have not been able to read a book (any book, heavyweight, lightweight, fiction, non-fiction.) In the last week I have read three new books. Yes they were all SF. But I had not read them before.