Saturday, 12 January 2013

When I stayed with Ruth and Robin this week, they had uncovered various things from their container of belongings from Kuala Lumpur. Some of them are shown above. These are antique wooden blocks probably for printing wax on fabric for batik but suitable for stamping on fabric. The biggest is about 6 inches square. They have all had a good scrub and maybe this week I might have enough time to play with them. The other thing they found was two rolls of Chinese paper which I bought in KL for lino-cuts. Again some day soon!! There are still things missing but then they have not got halfway through the boxes yet!! What is missing are two wooden stands for draping fabric over, very nicely ornamented with carving - from the Chinese Market in KL and a beautiful brush holder. from the same stall I have no idea what I can use this for but it is beautiful.
This is the sample which contains three stiff pieces of paper in place of the enamels. The silk is a bit too dense and I shall weave the next sample with half the number of grey silk wefts.

I have done more than half the work needed on changing heddle counts on the Kennet Valley loom. I ought to be able to finish that today. Tomorrow I am going to see The Hobbit but might start the warping up.

Both computers are still not functioning. An engineer has been commanded to attend on Monday!!

1 comment:

  1. Hope you enjoy The Hobbit! The actor playing Bilbo is fantastic. And the effects very believable.



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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.