Monday, 12 April 2010

Fan Reed (3)

Peach blossom. The tree is covered this year. It is six to eight weeks late but there are lots of insects so I won't have to go out and use a paint brush to pollinate.

The whole garden is in flower, very early daffs and very late daffs together. The magnolia, all the camellias, the heathers, which should be going over but at not quite at their peak yet. Not to mention the thug, clematis armandii, which has put on 6 foot of growth in the last two weeks.
The fan reed is re-assembled on the Louet Kombo. The warp has lease sticks in and tied on to the sides for security. We are ready to go. You will note that I am warping  up front to back. I don't think I have done this before on the Kombo but I have sets of four dark blue threads to enter and it seems better to do it this way.

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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.