Monthly Archives: June 2015

Engagement of a Granddaughter

Readers will recall the births of the three “senior” grandchildren, that is, the children of #1 son: It’s fair to say that the eldest, a granddaughter (seen left in this childhood picture) has an independent attitude to life.  Her loving … Continue reading

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More Timor Yarns

Recently  I published a picture of small balls of cotton which had been dyed with plant material in a village in the north of West Timor. Here it is again: Yesterday I used a WAFTA studio day at Craft House, … Continue reading

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Hand Dyed Yarns from Timor

On my recent fantastic holiday to Timor we were hosted by a village near Kefamenanu [] that has begun again to use its traditional plant dyeing techniques. We were treated to a demonstration of natural dyeing using local plants from … Continue reading

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Finally! IVF produces a REAL result

  In a previous note I observed that our grandparents were walking on eggshells as their daughter and her “a little bit fancy” husband     tried repeatedly to have a child via IVF. Grandma has been watching the news … Continue reading

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Only Women Weave: overview of my Timor trip

I have just had the best holiday ever.  I went to Timor in Indonesia (aka West Timor before the independence of Timor L’este).  Our guides were Ruth Hadlow and Ony Made. The trip was organised by Active Travel ( In … Continue reading

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I present a new grandmother!

Drum roll!!!!  This lady is now a proud grandmother:     Her eldest born son, the one who married the somewhat stolid leafess (see below right), has in a very short space of time produced three interesting children, each only … Continue reading

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