Sunday, 10 June 2018

Anglesey Day 3 Copper Mines

A few miles away there are abandoned copper mines which have been in use since Roman times. Now there is a very large hole and modern mining happens half a mile away with winding gear to go down to the deep tunnels. the old excavations are gorgeous colours and some pits are full of water of a very unlikely and unsavoury colour. Not much grows. Some very scrubby Heather and that is it. A photographer,s happy hour though and I met another enthusiast on our walk.

We went early and were back before the sun got too hot. Have I said we are having a heatwave here? Not what I was expecting. We went out again in the evening to a nature reserve saw some very cross terns looking after their chicks. 

And yet another macro photo. This moth is about half an inch wingtip to wingtip.

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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.