Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Skyscrapers Day 4

Today we walked round the centre of Pittsburg and viewed lots of skyscrapers.

But first some very unusual magnolias. These are two sculptures but surrounded by real magnolia grandifloras!

Some of the flowers.

And a skyscraper close by.

And another joyous one. Plain base blossoming out into Venetian palaces and French chateaus at the top.

This is PPG Plaza surrounded by building in plate glass. Well naturally. PPG = Pittsburg Plate Glass.

And lastly a Heinz dinosaur. Heinz is a local firm!

The rest of the day was spent flying to Madison by way of Chicago.


1 comment:

  1. I can almost see that first skyscraper as a weave structure - basket weave interspersed with a rib weave...



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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.