Monday, 12 September 2011

Lots of Small Jobs

Lots of small jobs were completed this weekend because my grandson and his girl friend were here. A new curtain rail to keep out the draughts from the back door, a new front door bell, a new smoke alarm in the kitchen, light bulbs replaced. You might think I could do some of these  myself but the problem is the high ceiling in this house and I do not like standing on the top step of a step ladder while alone in the house. 

The other thing he sorted out was the TV!! And he did not even know there was a problem. I walked into the sitting room to find him watching the Grand Prix in Italy. 'I see you`ve got High Definition here` he said. Apparently the change-over has been happening here for the last 2 weeks!! He showed me what to do and how to tell. Amazing. A grandson is a good thing with electronic equipment. Apart from that, I spent a lot of time cooking. And there are hardly any left-overs!!

In between all this drilling of holes, I have finished the 2/30 cotton warping onto the sectional warp beam. I will put the lease sticks in and then put on the 2/6 warp today and start threading tomorrow.  I have to visit the lawyer today. At last all the work is done and I have to sign everything off for probate. At which point I can deal with all Michael's musical things. But I will not start that until I am back from Japan and possibly not until after the Weaving Exhibition is over in mid-November. Which reminds me - see below.

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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.