Monday 19 August 2013

In Lusaka

The journey to Heathrow was hilarious. My train was cancelled due to engineering works on the line. Well they do it on Sundays but there was no warning given. So since that route was closed, I took a train to Birmingham and it was a slow one which dived off to the NorthWest of Birmingham and entered from that direction. Malvern where I live is South of Brum. Then I took a train to Leamington Spa where Anne lives, got off, met Anne and Alex and we all took the next train to Reading and then the rail bus to Heathrow. So the journey took me more than five hours instead of less than three. Then the usual wait and then off. We were met at Lusaka which we had not expected and ushered through the formalities and into a lounge to wait for the next leg which is Lusaka to Mfuwe.

So we have not experienced anything of Zambia as we have not set foot outside the airport. Nor since any wildlife!!!


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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.