Monday, 1 September 2014

Home Again

The process of getting home meant that I said nothing about the end of last week. We went to Nimes and examined the arena - the finest and most complete in the Roman world.
This is the top tier.
and the outside. One reason it is so complete is that the inhabitants never stopped using it. Today it is used for feria (bull-fights, only no killing) and pop concerts!

The Maison Carree which is said to be the most complete Roman temple left today.

and the TGV pulling into Nimes station  to take us home on Saturday!  I got home in the early afternoon on Sunday and have been working hard ever since. Bills have been paid, folks have been phoned up. Tomorrow I might even get to warp up a bit more on the Megado. Today included dealing with the garden surplus, lots of French beans and far too many pears.

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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.