Thursday, 21 February 2019

Another box ticked

Because the doctors do not see many examples of my disease, they were unsure about recuperation and so driving was declared to be a bad thing. Well that was terminated last week and this week I got round to driving which I have not done since November 2018. But it seemed to me that a lesson might be a good idea and so I booked a two hour slot with and AA instructor for today.

I  went out yesterday in the car (with my sister to scream at me sitting beside me). And that all worked.

Today was an experience. Jumping to the end, he thought there was nothing wrong with my driving. I did not need any more lessons. Just get on with it. But I have to admit that I learnt a lot. And one thing really frightened me. He thought I merged into a motorway far too slowly and I should be going faster. Well I did it twice his way and I agree it is much better but I was scared stiff. After two hours driving round housing estates in Reading, I was very tired. So have spent the evening dozing.

I am beginning to think of new projects. Dorothy has a gorgeous book about abstract quilts and I can see that I could create a draft based on a triple cloth - very much shades of Anni Albers. Also I have a book to be bound for the Bookbinders competition. It is rather an odd choice for such a purpose - it is a reprint of a very old mathematical games book. And my mind is creating and discarding designs at a high rate. I know how it will be physically made but no idea what to put of the cover or on the end parers

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! That book project sounds interesting. Take it easy, and nap when you need to. Believe me, I know how it is when you're recouperating!



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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.