Thursday, 26 May 2016


.I spoke too soon when I said everything was going well on the health side. Today I was supposed to be in London at a Complex Weavers day. But I was so unwell in the morning that I cancelled, then Dorothy identified that I had shingles. I ask you? How unfair is that! So everything has been cancelled for the next week. Today I have done nothing. Maybe tomorrow. If I do not get to go places, surely I can get some weaving or even bookbinding instead. Bah! It is very unfair.


  1. Unfair! That's exactly what I said last summer. I went to Montana to attend a huge family reunion (all the cousins, plus spouses, partners, children, grandchildred) and was told by the doctor that on no account was I to be in the company of older people (that is, my cousins) or small children/toddlers/infants (all the grandkids) who might not have been vaccinated. Unfair indeed, especially since I had gotten the shingles vaccine... I hope yours fades as quickly as mine did!

  2. The rash has nearly gone but I am left with depleted energy. Exhausted doing not very much, and very tired. And still miffed.



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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.