Wednesday, February 21, 2007

diy

I have no progress to report today. The samples on my loom are still there. I have been working hard though - that's me plastering the joins in the plasterboard of our new upstairs. There is over 100 metres of join up there, with 3 layers of plaster on each join and my initial delight at being able to do it and therefore save us lots of money has faded somewhat. I am officially very bored now!

People often say how patient I must be to weave but the sad fact is that almost my entire patience quota goes on weaving and there is precious little left over for anything else...

Ophelia left a comment to say that she is looking for a tapestry course in London. I am sure there are evening classes but another possiblility is Tapestry for Beginners at West Dean in Chichester on March 30/April 1. It will be taught by Caron Penney who is the head of West Deans tapestry studio. See some of their recent work here The course includes a visit to the tapestry studio.

3 comments:

K Spoering said...

I have been visiting and enjoying your blog, and have added a link to it in mine (http://kspoeringtapestries.blogspot.com/). I know how you feel up on that ladder! I live in an old (by US standards) do-it-yourself house, and have stripped numberless layers of wallpaper, repaired plaster, stripped woodwork, etc. I can only tackle one such project a year, as it ages my body and numbs my mind. I love, and identify with, your comment about not having patience for 'other things'. I also get the 'you must be so patient to weave tapestries' comment....

meabh said...

Hello K,
After the plastering there is painting the whole upstairs, then laying 64 square metres of floor on a sub floor which is not level before I can get on to the henshed (which incidentally needs a 34 metre trench dug so that we can get eleck and phone to it) Sob........!! We'll get there eventually. Did I mention converting a barn into a studio for my husband?!

ophelia said...

hi thank you for the info I am trying to join a course at Morley college, West Dean is a little too expensive for me at the moment. I need to sell something first!!