Thursday, 5 September 2013

More Scarves

I have completed, cut off and finished two scarves and am part way through a third one. This is a great way of getting rid of the stash and I am thinking of tying on a new warp as soon as the third one is finished.

The meeting in Birmingham was notable for being in the most weirdly decorated bar I have ever met. The alcove the meeting was held in was decorated in Ancient Egyptian style. Most of it was Victorian Gothick with puplits, tombs et cetera. I have never seen a Ladies Loo with stone gargoyles in it before! I can find no history on the web but I am guessing 1880s. It really is worth seeing and, next time we meet, I will take some photos.

 This is a photo of the runner I brought back from Zambia. A mixture of traditional and modern motifs. The colours shown are pretty accurate. All the resist work is drawn by hand.

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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.