After a week thinking about nothing but lino cuts, I am back to weaving. After more real weaving, there is virtual weaving, that is, preparing to go to Convergence tomorrow. I have done one very important job triggered by Rosie Price commenting that Just Our Yarns would be at Convergence. Their yarns are very desirable but I knew I have a lot already. So I investigated the Tencel stash and found
These date back to 2014 and 2012. The problem is that I have not been able to source such fine yarns in self-colours which I need for weft with these. So I took a load of photos this morning and printed them on photo paper. These will go with me to the Convergence Exhibition Hall. Surely someone (Webs?) with have some self-coloured Tencel in 20/2 and 30/2.
Packing requires ironing and I took the opportunity to press the last of the lampas.
The reversed pattern is quite attractive.
And I have done some weaving! Starting with the skein of merino I dyed at the dyeing class a week or two ago, I made a striped warp with the other yellow skein. The weft is the pale yellow as well.
Woven in 2 and 2 twill. Must finish my packing 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.