Friday, 13 April 2018


We flew up to Edinburgh yesterday for the funeral of Pamela, a friend of my parents. We had three church services, two Catholic, one Church of Scotland, all in wildly separated venues. None of them lasted less than 30 minutes and the Church of Scotland one lasted 75 minutes. Pamela would have hated it. And it was bitterly cold. It is still winter there. No trees out in leaf yet. The high spot for me was lunch - in the botanical Garden which I have always liked. So I cut lunch short and beat it to the Palm House. Took loads of photos. And the alpine houses were a marvel. But then they always were.

We left home at 0530 and got back at 0915. Today will be a  day of rest, I don't think.

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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.