Tuesday, 23 February 2010

And Tendonitis Came Too

Well, Reflections is off the loom - three yards of it. Ends finished and stray threads dealt with. The photos were taken outside - and it started to snow! I took one shot with the fabric crumpled because I put it down immediately after cutting it off the loom and liked the effect. Because of the snow flurries, I had only time to take two shots which are both here. If you expand the lower one, you can see the snow flakes.  I will have to try again with the photos. It really needs ironing. Given the deadline, it will not be washed for its grand photoshoot.

The colours come out well taken outside. Maybe I will be able to repeat the exercise tomorrow.

I went to see the osteopath this morning with aching shoulders and pain across the back of the neck. At the end of the session, I had an alarming dissertation on tendonitis and fibralgia (sp?). But when I told him that I have been weaving like mad and showed him the position, he said 'Give it up at once'. But he has abandoned ideas about me developing strange diseases! I admit to weaving four feet in length on the Megado on two successive days. At 60 ppi, that's a lot of shuttle throwing and catching. I need to catch my breath before I do anything else.

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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.