Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Convergence 2016 is at Milwaukee! Yippee and Hurrah!

I have been there and I will go again no problem. The reason? The city art gallery is to die for, both the architecture and the contents. It is built on the edge of Lake Michigan and looks like a huge seabird just taking off. In the evening to music, it slowly folds its wings up, tucks its head under its wing and goes to sleep till morning. The architecture is by Calatraves (Barcelona airport). But there was a Saarinen wing built earlier!

Apart from two or three rooms full of Georgia OKeefe, there are Braques, Picassos, Kandinskys (lots), a Rembrandt or two and an impressive photographic collection. 

So start saving! See you there! Never mind what the classes are!

Isn't it great?

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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.