Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Caladium Leaves (5)

This is not the current warp threading on the Megado. I started weaving this afternoon with a pale yellow weft and the results were much nicer than I expected. 

I then realised that, if I reversed every second pattern in the warp, I would get this nice pattern - which I am quite taken with. The diamond is about four inches high using 2/10 cotton. Can I be bothered to rethread the warp for the small amount that is left? I think not. I want to do a practice with a dark weft as well.

But definitely a draft to keep.

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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.