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.
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.