Friday, 5 September 2014

A Few Projects Finished

The first lot of tablet weaving is finished
Here it is, rigged up in Anne's kitchen between the cooker and a weighted chair.
And a close-up of the worked section. I have started on a more ambitious piece and will mount it on an inkle loom which Rosie Price is going to lend to me. I hope it works because I don't fancy living in my kitchen while this is in progress. 

I got home from Leamington Spa at eight o/'clock this morning, having avoided the rush hour traffic. Immediately I set about sorting things out for tomorrow. I am returning an electrical drier/airer to its owner so that is in the car after a wash down. All the spare yarn from  the small Newbury Coat and the fabric for said coat is waiting in the hall.
 The finger-woven belt from Carol James's class at Convergence is completed and fits me. It is not perfect but good enough to wear.
This is Seaweed on  the Mudflats (think Weston-Super-Mare) which was woven at the end of my Convergence yardage. It has been hemmed top and bottom so it is ready for tomorrow where Rosie's Challenge is 'Green'.
This is Sunset on the Mudflats. The weft is silk noil plus Japanese paper gold thread.
Apart from that, the hall is cluttered up books I am taking tomorrow plus various packages of yarn. I am about to set out on a major project with Marion Proctor. I hope she is patient as I have never done this before! You know I am always up for a new Challenge.


1 comment:

  1. Seaweed and Sunset on there Mudflats are beautiful. I'm especially drawn to the colors of the Sunset piece and the textures of the Seaweed.



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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.