Friday, 6 May 2016


I Last week turned into a nightmare. I ambled round to see my GP and asked her advice. I found myself in the Surgical Assessment Unit pronto with the registrar muttering that she had not bargained for an emergency operation. Anyway after scaring the living day lights out of me, they did a CT scan and returned all smiles. The original operation is intact and no further surgery is required. However - - . What that means I seem to be spending a lot of my future in Royal Berks hospital as a day patient. But never mind it has all worked. I actually feel better than I have for some weeks. And no I am not telling you bwhat is still wrong. It is too grisly.

To return to this week. I attended a music class in the WEA Reading house which is very civilised.  Tea and hot lardy cake! Sitting in basket chairs on the lawn. And on Thursday I went to the Lino cut class where I cut and tried out two Lino cuts. This means I got to use the Columbia press! It is in very good condition. It must be regularly serviced. I cannot show any pictures because the Lino cuts were not dry and were left in the drying rack and I forgot to take my camera for the Columbia.

We were going to London today but decided not to as it is a bit wearing. I am hoping to go next Friday and see the patola demo and the Designer Bookbinders show. Tomorrow is Guild day and I have signalled my intention to spend the day sitting down.

1 comment:

  1. Can't be any grislier than having your heart sliced pen and valves replaced with pig parts...
    Glad to hear that no further surgery is required for you!



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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.