Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Japanese Book Binding

These are some of the books made by my class on Monday - in Dundee. They all got two books completed and seemed very happy.

Other things I did in Dundee included a visit to Twists in Newburgh (bought 5 skeins of Noro Silk Garden and some Welsh wool) and attending an Embroiderers Guild meeting. Pat Archibald spoke about her quilts - very high class. They also had a sales table with lots o fabric pieces including bundles from the wardrobe of Scottish Opera. My purchases are bound to come in useful for the Creative Textile classes.

Came home to find Michael not well and the last two days have been full of telephone calls and visits from medical staff. The goodness of my four days away is all dispersed.

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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.