Friday, 1 September 2017

Rotha et veteran

Today we have seen four churches, if it is not five. Anyway we have had four organ recitals. One interesting fact is that some of them are far too big for the church. There must have been some sort of rivalry between these small towns. In one tiny church, there was a sumptuous organ which would not have disgraced a cathedral. The choir can never have been heard over that. In that particular case, the organ case was magnificent but the church was very plain.

Anyway I have a few photos, well a lot really, but I am only showing you a few.

Colchicum in a graveyard

Spectacular roof. I love the little painted decorations.

An organ the right size or the church and sounding very good indeed. All the organs we have seen were built in the period 1720 to 1750 and were seriously messed up in the 19 th century. But they have all been restored since 1990 and now sound just like they did when built. Some material has had to be replaced but one or two are at least 75% original.

And just to make it clear, these photos are for the record and do not obey the rules of composition for photography. So there.

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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.