Thursday, 19 August 2010

Class with Rayna Gillman

Yesterday I got to the NEC in record time. Since nothing but a few classes were on, there were 4 cars in the carpark!! I had managed to get everything in our gigantic wheelie suitcase and so arrived at the class before 0930!! The class started on Tuesday and so there was lots to see. I fear I was so busy during the day that I took no photos but Rayna Gillman has some photos from Tuesday on her blog.  I will be away over night tonight so won't post again until Saturday when I promise to post some photos! Yesterday's outing has had one great advantage - I was so physically tired last night that I slept very well. Maybe I need to dig up the garden in order to get some sleep!!

The documentation for Annette Lucas's course on 'Creative Textiles' has come. Plenty to think about before classes start in September. She wants the class to think about designing a garment  as 'Wearable Art'. Is this an opportunity to use some of the yardage from the Kaleidoscope Exhibition? The idea of cutting up my Convergence 2010 yardage is anathema as yet! It has, by the way, returned from the States this week.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pat,

    Such a pleasure to have you in class and it was worth your missing day one for that wonderful book you bound!

    Will post more pix later, including one of you. Stay tuned.



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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.