Sunday, 13 March 2016

Fan Reed input

I have emailed off the last inputs to the fan reed book. I feel as though I am burrowing through the mountain of deadlines although I somehow made time to do some dyeing with Procion MX. I folded and clamped two silk scarves, then dyed them. Three cotton T-shirts were dyed using ice dyeing. This method suffers from the defect that all new techniques suffer from.  I cannot even  begin to guess, what the result will look like! I shall be over dyeing the yellow Tshirt with blue.

Today I took a day off to go to Slimbridge with my daughter Anne. A lovely sunny day. But the place had got  so muddy that they removed a lot of birds so the ground could recover, leaving a lot of pools empty. I did get some good photos.

Tomorrow, I am teaching Japanese bookbinding in this house which is a new one for us. Dorothy is going to be teaching Procion dyeing to a class here in April.

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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.