Saturday, 23 October 2010

Caladium leaves - again!!

Just fancy! A caladium leaf in Mola work! Well, well, who would have thought of it!!

  1. This was made out furnishing remnants our tutor had to hand. I started it at the class and finished it off last night. Sufficiently taken with it to think of applying such things to some calico and making a gilet. So, since I was acid dyeing for Michael today, I space dyed some more pieces of silk velvet in suitable colours which are two shades of green, grey and pink.

Michael has made a rather splendid arashi silk scarf which is drying at the moment - photo to follow. I have done a clamped silk square which I don't think has worked but it is waiting to be steamed and still clamped up.

Don't think there is no weaving going on but there is a limit to the enthusiastic noises I can making about threading up and sleying. I have most of the sleying finished. The new warp has now got to be tied to the ghost warp and I think that will take several days.

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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.