Sunday, 9 July 2017

Getting ready

Tomorrow I drive north, a long way north, to Banchory where Belinda Rose lives. I am staying with Carly Booker on Monday. She lives South of Belinda by 90 minutes driving. The reason is that I am on my way to a three day course on the TC1  if it is not the TC2.  This is to show me how the loom works and if I want to buy one. It has almost come down to  do I want a TC1 or a Columbia. The problem is that while I can get the Columbia into the garage in the sense there is space for it. But how? Would I finish up hiring a crane like Tracey and her Jacquard loom? I will let you know how I get on!

I am hoping to get out and about in Banchory with my camera. I have several projects on in photography. Top of the list is to put together a portfolio about Burghfield Common. Well, as I said, I am going to have a six months rest from weaving.

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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.