Thursday, 29 August 2013

San Camp Fifth Day

Apart from seeing more meerkats, we went for a walk with the Bushmen in the evening and they showed us how to dig out a scorpion, how to catch birds, they made a fire from sticks, dug up bulbs from the desert to eat and to drink from. All very strange to us and we were very inquisitive about everything.

A tuber to drink from

Bushmen walking home

Some of the women

It has been incredibly hot midday but cold enough first thing to look for a sweater. This morning we spent a long time with the meerkats just observing. There were only us three as everyone else has moved on. And tomorrow we start the long journey home. Here to Maun in a little plane, Maun to Joburg, Joburg to London where we arrive at 0630 on Friday morning. I hope I can post these blogs in Joburg airport.


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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.