Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Wednesday Olympics

Above is a completed piece of Canadian finger weaving. I am glad I chose to do a very simple pattern as I definitely got better at even tension and no horribilinesses where one colour changes sides. Now all I have to do is lay my hands on some suitable wool. It is somewhere in between 4ply and DK and is more tightly spun than most knitting wools. I have the websites of a couple of Canadian websites so will check on costs there. Note the pseudo fossils on the marble table.

Yesterday we stayed in and pottered except that at 1700 hours we started the family Olympics. Five teams from five countries competed at table tennis, p├ętanque, peach-and-spoon relay race and timed swimming. After which we had Laura's birthday party, Italian food, birthday cake and champagne.

Another corner of another room. We do not use this one. A couple of people pass through it on the way to their bedrooms but I do not think anyone has ever sat in it.

Today some of the party are off to a bird sanctuary followed by a boat trip on the Camargue. The rest are off to Pezenas, a city north of here. I am birding.






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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.