Friday, 5 August 2016

Convergence II

The two day class is finished. The most effective wAy to transfer an image is by way of a Tshirt transfer. You get really good results from this. But the method is no use for a warp. Today I am at a similar class and I was a big fearful that I would be doing the same techniques again. Not a bit of it. There are three methods. One is no use for a warp, the other would work fine. 

Last night was the catwalk show. It is noticeable that the attendance is down. I guess about 500 people. I have attended when there were over 1500. This is partly shown up in the yardage exhibition where there were 18 pieces on display. In the last few years it has been 28 to 30. The standard has not gone up noticeably.

There was a talk today by the juror of yardage which was very interesting but not helpful. She was careful to say nothing in the way of criticism

My piece is second from the right hand end.

I visited the exhibitions this afternoon and walked round to the Milwaukee library where there was an exhibition of small tapestry. Really intricate work and lots of entries.

Tomorrow we are visiting Complexity, the Complex Weavers show. It is a long way and we have decided to take a taxi. 

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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.