Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Day 10 of Wright Tour

This is our last full day and it was spent at Oak Park where Wright had his studio until he was about 40. He designed several houses in the neighbourhood which we walked round.



And so on. And then to the Unitarian Temple in Oak Park.

And back to the hotel where I set out to find a fabric shop I had found on the web. I walked twice as far as I need have done because the street was not labelled with whether it was north or south. When I found it, it was very definitely pile them high and sell them cheap. But it was worth rooting around and I bought two lengths of cotton. The shop owner was very chatty when he heard my accent. Wanted to know when I saw the Queen last.

So now it is packing up time and getting ready for our last dinner together. We have tomorrow morning off but are visiting a last house in the afternoon. Then to the airport. And back to reality. I need to think about what I need to do when I get home.


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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.