Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Colour and Weaving

I talked about creating a Colour and Weave draft a week or so ago. Starting four days ago, I wound a warp for the Meyer and yeasterday, I got it on, threaded, sleyed but not tied on. This morning I tied it on, wove the header and then an eight inch sample. The rest of the warp is for my students over next weekend when we are holding a course on Colour and Weave. See below for photos. I just used two colours of cottolin and I now think that they are too similar in tone. It has been an interesting experiment and I am considering working up a more complicated draft using Anne Sutton's methods.

Joke from Cox and Kings who are organising our Indian trip. They rang yesterday a bit worked up. They are sorting out air tickets and realised that the plane from Chandigarh to Delhi left so early that we would have to eat breakfast at 0800 hours. This was said in hushed tones as though ladies like us could not be expected to take breakfast until 1000 hours. I assured them that we normally ate at 0730 and they heaved a sigh of relief.

Tomorrow I am off on a course on my new camera. I have not even assembled it yet so am off to do so. And as a departing present, a couple of nice photos of Iris Harmony. I was worried that the pot was going to flower while we were away and brought it indoors. Three days later it was like this.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see a bit of spring. And I think the colors you wove look lovely together.



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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.