I am still sorting out software but have also been preparing for the MTF Exhibition at Nature in Art. Lots of paperwork but also five African trees finished aqnd off the loom. I will be finishing these off during the week.
On Saturday, a friend gave me three sheets copied from a book of weaving drafts. This book is in a County Record Office. To say he (or she?) used shorthand is a euphemism. My problem is that I am not certain I know which is warp and which is weft. The three drafts looks plausible when I put them in to Fibreworks. But it would help if I knew what Dright meant. It looks like a capital D to start but I could be persuaded that it started with a capital P. It is in English. The titles are
- Velveteen Single
- Barragons (Comment on sheet 'two in a reed'
- Marorony Ore- - (Comment on sheet 'Diced Thickset' and 'Tread them thus, then change'. Change to what?
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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.