Saturday, 25 June 2016


I am in Leamington Spa, minding two grandchildren. Mind you they are teenagers. Today I took Alex into London on the train to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Even I enjoyed it

I went to see Wicked some months ago and did not like that at all. So we had lunch out at Jamie Oliver in Covent Garden and pottered around the stalls and then went to the matinee. Got home exhausted.

Not much else to report. I delivered some China belonging to my sister which was quite profitable for her and visited my favourite sports shop to buy a new pair of trekking sandals. The current pair have done the Silk Route and two long hikes around bits of America and I am afraid of them giving up the ghost. It is quite something to walk into a shop after three years and say I want a pair like these - - And get the reply Yes, Madam, what size do you take?

I have a photo of the current overshot, see below. I have managed to weave quite a bit more.
On only four shafts too. 

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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.