Tuesday, 25 February 2014


Irises in Savill Gardens. Mine never naturalise like this!

On the othe hand, my crocuses are thinking of taking over the world! 22 years ago we planted the rowan on the left and put 20 crocus bulbs underneath it. They obviously like it there!

I finished off the mudflats on the Megado yesterday and wove a few rows of triangles. The warp is 90/2 silk and the weft is 30/2 silk. The other side is reversed but I think this looks better. I have about 0.75 m of warp left - enough to make a bag for the National Exhibition.

I have used very little of the Japanese gold yarn. It is all a bit slow. And laying in the yarn so that the gold is uppermost is difficult. I discovered the secret is to lay in the yarn, change sheds and then beat because that traps the gold yarn right way up. I can't see me hurrying to do this again. Especially as I have 4 yards of Theo Moorman technique to do now!

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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.