Thursday, 22 September 2016

Fan Reed Samples

I finished the length of weaving needed to send off samples to the Fine Threads Study Group. Full of errors. When it was all off, washed, ironed and parcelled up, I decided that the rest of the warp needed attention so I pulled it all forward and rewound it. It looks a lot better and the weaving looks error free so far.
The pale green Tencel weft was what my intentions were but I was not very taken with the results so tried a dark green cotton which I liked much more. Within 10 inches of the end, I ran out of the cotton so tried a dark red Tencel.

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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.