Sunday, 24 May 2015

Ah well. It's only money

I seem to have done little but spend money in the last two or three days. First I fixed a holiday in Madiera - a life long wish! Second, Dorothy and I went to the best nearby garden centre to buy an orchid as a birthday present and we looked around - the new garden needs a new garden shed and  I fancy a green house. We left having ordered one of each to be delivered in 6 to 8 weeks. Both are a bit bigger than I had envisaged.  We got a very nice orchid too.
In the afternoon we went to a smashing  birthday party held in a garden all sitting at tables with the family's best linen,  flowers, best china - and best cakes. And the sun shone!!
Third by devious means (Debbie Richardson actually), I learnt of a Louet 24 shaft dobby looking for a new owner. And it is going to be me!!!! Well you can't let something like that languish can you? So tomorrow, I drive up to Cumbria and fetch it. Yes, I know it is mad to buy it when it then has to move to Reading but - - 
And I have started weaving on the Megado. It is slow but it is working. I shall add a photo tomorrow.


  1. We discovered that getting ready to move house is as expensive as moving house........

  2. You can say that again. My sister is permanently on the internet looking at conservatories!! Well maybe I can keep a loom in it!

  3. A conservatory might be a bit too damp for a loom...

  4. Interesting you should say that! Two sides are against the house and we thought of having heating installed!!



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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.