Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Still Thinking

I have consulted with various members of the family. They all say much the same. You have to take the decision yourself. But my son-in-law, Robin, asked the critical question. If you spend that much money on this loom, you will want to work on it all the time. Are you going to give up bookbinding and Lino cuts? Well I ask you. You cannot be serious!! So I am still undecided. 

I have been fighting with Picasa, the web album which Google bought and then abandoned. I have discovered how to transfer photos out of Picasa and into a folder under Dropbox. So I have done people, discovering ancient photos of New Year family do's. and most of holidays and trips to Stately homes. I am nearly finished on 'holidays'! I do have a load of garden plants to do. I find it difficult to feel they are worth the effort of transferring to my desktop. So I have decided to transfer only high class photos. 

In amongst all this, I have finished a shirt in various batik patterns today. I have the buttons and will get the buttonholes done first thing tomorrow.

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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.