Friday, 26 March 2010

Finishing 'Reflections'

 Jane Dunnewold of Art Cloth Studios has a nice tutorial on how to hang 'Art Cloths' on her website. I know Reflections is not an Art Cloth (note the capitals)  but it does need hanging and no instructions have been supplied by the Exhibition organisers.  She (JD) is very against using dowel rod and for using wood or perspex with a rectangular
cross-section. It should be cut a quarter of an inch shorter than the width  of the cloth and  have an eye inserted in the each end. Monofilament can be used to hang the cloth. This method has the advantage over dowelling that there are eyes to anchor the support thread. To roll it for posting,  insert the support rod in its pocket, fold the fabric  in half lengthwise and put in a cardboard cylinder. Put a second cardboard cylinder up against the first and roll up.

You end up with a nice tidy roll with the yardage ends on the outside which means they are not digging into the fabric.

So there we are. But not quite finished. It needs to be ironed again before posting which cannot be done until after April 1st.

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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.