Sunday, 13 June 2010

Samples from Handspun Cushions

Here are the two samples of Handspun  where Sample 1was handwashed and air dried and Sample 2 was handwashed and dried in the washing machine for 15 minutes. The extra shrinkage in Sample 2 is very obvious

Then I washed Sample 1 again and put it in the drier for 30 minutes. There is no  extra shrinkage in Sample 1, So I shall risk a cushion at 30 minutes.

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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.