Sunday, 11 April 2010

Fan Reed (2)

I originally intended to have brown, red and white in the warp but changed my mind to brown, red and orange/yellow. The above comes from Fibreworks and shows the warp colours including the two half-sections at the ends. At the moment, the weft will be white but I might change my mind on that. In addition and not shown above, there will be 4 threads of dark blue at every colour change. I have nearly completed the warp winding and might just start on warping up later today.

We (Michael and I) have reconsidered the enamel covers for the next Coptic book. I had not realised that each enamel is enamelled on front and back. This means that drilling through is likely to take off a circle of the enamelled surface on the back and that would show. However in Michael's stash, there are some high class pieces of sycamore  which is a few millimetres thick., So the current plan is for me to sand these down, drill the binding holes in the wood and glue the enamel plate down with Araldite. After that worked, I would then wax polish the wood. Fortunately there is enough wood and spare enamel plates to do a trial piece.

Went to Guild meeting yesterday and wrestled with the problems of our residential weekend in early May. Spent some more time on it this morning. I am left with two problems. One person has paid some money and gone to ground. The other has never paid anything.  So messages left on answering machines.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Pat, there are a few things about fan reeds that I would like to discuss with someone having more experience. If you are willing, would you contact me at kerstin(at)bergdalaspinnhus(dot)com?



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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.