Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Scarves for the Guild Exhibition

The Guild is having an exhibition in Newbury Museum for the whole of September and the organisers have issued instructions. Three instructions affect me
1) At the major UK  exhibition in 2016, the Guild put in a collection of bookmarks. Somehow I ended up in charge of these and have to mount them on foam board, to which end I sallied into Reading on Sunday and bought a big enough sheet of foamboard. I have yet to do the mounting. and type a list.
2) A handbag made from 4CDW in cotton. Rather nice I think. But it is all made up so nothing to do there
3) A rainbow wall of scarves. I have woven a rainbow one (shown here) and finished a blue one yesterday.
The warp is a very pale lavender. the weft is a cotton and linen boucle which has been space dyed in pale shades of blue. I overdyed it darker and have used the two shades of blue to weave Fibonacci stripes.

All I need to do now is attached labels.

1 comment:

  1. How pretty the scarf is :)
    I can't take part in the Exhibition as I expect to be moving to the Midland in something like early-mid September. I hope to get to see it beforehand, though.



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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.