Monday, 14 July 2014


We drove to Newport yesterday and took the cliff walk. Lots of very large houses looking out to the Atlantic but most seem to belong to a University now. When I say large, I mean stately home size. There were summer houses on the cliff edge and even a Japanese temple. 

After which we returned to Newport, found a fish place to have lunch and I ate scrod. This is baby cod and Michael,  who visited New England a lot, used to rave about scrod. So there, I have eaten it and very nice too. Then back to Providence because Debbie and Rosie had to pick up their rented looms and warp them up which took several hours. Out for supper to the nearest pizzeria then to bed. 

Today I start a two day class on finger weaving. 

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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.