Thursday, 7 September 2017


Weimar is much bigger than I expected and I managed to get quite seriously lost on my way to this evening's concert. Fortunately a kind German lady saw me peering at a map and then at the street names. She did not speak much English but I rather think she was saying 'I would not start from her if I were you' then she escorted me until we could see the church. I must say I have been on my feet for 4.5 hours today! A good concert this morning, then I looked for a baroque library. Very spectacular in pale blue and gold and no cameras. However they did allow cameras into an exhibition about the great fire of a few years ago. They showed a horrific video. Out of 150,000 books, 30,000 were totally destroyed and a lot of the rest were badly damaged.

Two examples of what is left. They have put a lot of effort in repair and there were a lot of examples where they shown a photo of the damaged book and then the actual repaired book by its side

And just so as you see a happy present day Weimar.

The market in full swing.
I also went to the Bauhaus museum which was great. But rather small. Another good concert in the evening and back to the hotel to pack. We are off to Leipzig 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.