Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Poor Worcester

Photo taken from the train to Birmingham, passing over the Severn into Worcester. The road by the river is between the two lines with lampposts at regular intervals. The bridge is at the place where road divides left (into Worcester) and right (back to Malvern). It was raining hard at the time.

And this was taken coming home, leaving Worcester and looking away from the City Centre. This is the race course. Again taken from a train in heavy rain.
The most distressing thing was the opposite bank to this where Hylton Road runs alongside the river. It is semi-industrial along Hylton Road. I used to have my Alfa serviced there. There is a Homebase, a Currys and a PCWorld as well as garages for every make of car. Everything was three feet under water. Looking up Hyton Road, I could see that the water was halfway up the Belisha beacons and the traffic lights and these were all working. Lights changing from green to red, orange lights flashing, all above a fast flowing mess of ugly brown water, and not a vehicle in sight. Poor Worcester.

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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.