Friday, 20 September 2013

Exhibition Thread and Thrum

The Midlands Textile Forum exhibition, 'Thread and Thrum', was hung on Monday. It is at Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan practically in Shropshire. It is on until 29th September.

This is a general view. Lots of lovely stuff in many different techniques.

And what I hung on the walls. Nothing new there. I am keeping all my new pieces for the exhibition at 'Nature in Art' next April. Besides I have not started on them yet. I stewarded there yesterday and it was very cold. I took my Voyager, warped up with a wool ikat warp and found it a bit difficult to weave with cold fingers.

Today I have been looking ahead and sorting out what I need to do for this autumn. I have written a student handout for a class on double weave and need to prepare for one on woven shibori in three weeks time.

But actually and more important I await the builder. I had some help on Wednesday to tidy up a room downstairs so that I can move the Louet Lombo there. When we moved a metal cupboard, I found the wall behind is soaking wet. Damp course trouble I think. Grrrrh!!! 

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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.