Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Schacht is assembled

Well, not quite. All the bits I have are assembled. Unfortunately I am missing a vital part and cannot put a warp on until it arrives. Missing 12 screws as well but I found replacements in the garage. Today I have to restore the garage to order (tools everywhere, toolboxes left open).

Very nearly completed Schacht
I took yesterday off and went to photograph Theale, a local village which may be small but is more like a small town. It has a thriving high street with the best café for miles around. I took 140 photos in two sessions. What with some I on Sunday, it took hours to sort them out but that is done now and I have polished off three projects.

I realised that, in all the excitement of the new loom arriving, I had done nothing about the first warp. After thought, I decided to do a plaited twill. But I still have to select yarn for it. 5 yards 30 inches wide I think. I will do the selection and sums today

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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.