Tuesday 16 March 2010

New Projects (2)

People are very kind. Linda Scurr has emailed me discussing just exactly what handspun I need for a blanket at 6 epi (see this blog) and Mary Jarvis actually posted me a chained and dyed warp for 'The New Project'! See the photo on the left. In fact, I dyed two like this, wove one up and gave Mary the other but she has kindly sent it back!!

This was the final woven scarf from the first chained warp with disperse dyed coloured rectangles applied. You can see the mottled appearance which results from using the dyed chained warp.
The project was based on a photograph of a very old brick wall which several of us interpreted in textile techniques (takedai braid, felted bowl, felted picture, knitting, quilting, weaving  and tapestry). This scarf was in the Blue Ridge Show for 2008.

I think this warp will do well and I must hunt in the stash for some suitable grey  cotton or cottolin. I need to dye a wool weft - I have decided on a pale yellow. The weft in the scarf photo was white. I can see a mad warping up of the Voyager this weekend.

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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.