Thursday, 7 September 2017


Yesterday's concerts were very good. And then we were bussed to our hotels in Weimar. In Altendorf 200people were recommended to visit the castle museum and the museum visibly buckled at the knees. The ticket seller was frantic and the rest of the staff were very bemused. The objective was a very curious set of dolls. An 18th century princess and her ladies had made small scenes of life as lived then. There is a butcher, a hat shop, a barrel maker complete with all tools and oddments. The dolls are about six inches high. The nobility are shown playing backgammon, card games, dancing, all with the court musicians in attendance. Very interesting. 

Part of the town walls which are mostly gone.

The Rathaus - town hall

Another nice house in the great square.

Most of today is at leisure and I have a list of things to see. No point in telling you what. I will report further tomorrow

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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.