Thursday, 24 July 2014

Extreme Weaving

I remarked this morning that I should have brought a loom because it was the perfect place to weave. Anne thinks this should be called Extreme Weaving and that I should aim to weave at Everest Base Camp. Well it was a spectacularly good day.

As evidenced by the photo of the neighbouring island which was claimed by Anne this morning when she landed on it. We have all been out to inspect it this evening although there is a fast current this evening. Other things seen

A fish eagle eating lunch. We saw him catch it. There was a shoal of fish out there and all the birds were stuffing themselves. The eagle was at extreme range for my camera.

A tiny conifer growing in a rock cleft

A slightly bigger conifer in a rock cleft. There is so little soil here that the bigger ones have nowhere to root and just fall over. Oddly enough there were no conifers except some very low junipers on the little island but lots of deciduous trees, rowans, birches and what looked like a beech. Local flowers are campanula, thistle family, flowering sedum, armeria (pink sea thrift) and loads of lichen everywhere.

I have looked at my Convergence notes and written up the trip for out Guild Newsletter. And made todo lists.

And every evening we get one of these about 1030.



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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.