Thursday 7 April 2022


 Last October i bought a static caravan on the north Norfolk coast at wells-next-the-sea. gorgeous. It has been closed over winter and now we are back here for two weeks over Easter with two lots of family visiting, Dorothy`s daughter in law and grandaughter and alo our nephew. We made a huge list of things to take which ended up with our hiring a man-with-a-van. That all went off well. that was yesterday and the forecast was for howling gales today. Quite correct.It has been horrendous today. Too windy to walk the dogs much so we got all the jobs done.

the laptop attached to a new router  to give us better wifi than the site provides.

a new small printer installed

linen in boxes under the beds

a trolley from Hobbycraft for painting tools

beds all made up

So now we are both exhausted and intend to sit around drinking tea until bedtime.

Dorothy has a load of books she is getting rid of tomorrow. They  belonged to her son who died young. She discovered a bookseller here who will take the lot, all 16 boxes of them. so tomorrow she delivers half of them,

And what about weaving, you ask. it is going well. The Guild weavers and spinners are taking part in the Black Game (see Ann Sutton). I have to do satin which has ended up with me threading 36 to the inch over the Schacht. If it works, it will look good but ---.

as to other hobbies, linocuts seem to take precedence. i am doing a complicated one of Raglan Castle which is nowhere near finished. So I show this one which I have turned into card,

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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.