Monday, 11 June 2018

Anglesey Day 4 Ruined Brickworks

Today the expedition was to a ruined brickworks. This involved walking align a well tended path by a river, complete with traces of a narrow gauge railway. The walk got narrower and narrower and more over grown until we arrived at the old brickworks. The immense chimney is still intact and most of a kiln which is highly decorated with graffiti on the inside but the chimney is too big for this one kiln and there must have been a lot more once. The one kiln would hardly need a railway to take the output down to ships in the harbour.

This was all done by midday and we decided to go to the Oriel Gallery where there is a large collection of paintings and drawings by Kiffin Williams. All a bit black acrylic paint studies of Snowdon. His linocuts and ink drawings are a different matter all together and are really interesting. A bonus was a gallery devoted to the bird painter Charles Tunnicliffe. I know his work from Nature into Art which had several of his paintings. He lived on Anglesey, hence the gallery. Lovely. Very cheering. 

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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.