Saturday, 10 July 2010

Handspun Cushions - and Devore Scarf

The cushions have been sewn into the handspun cushion covers using ladder stitch and some Anchors Tapestry wool of a mid-grey. The thread worked well and it was easy to do. So that's another project completed.

The devore scarf is finished and off the loom with seamed ends. I attended a meeting of the Midland Textile Forum today and finished off the fringes which I have plaited in group of 12 threads. The scanned leaves from the garden were altered from green to yellowy/green/orange in Photoshop, printed out in various sizes and cut out. These were then 'artistically' arranged on the scarf. I am not 100% keen on the arrangement so it is pinned up at the end of the corridor where I see it often and have been moving a leaf now and then. The top has the fringe folded to the back but the top is where the cloth ends so the whole woven piece is visible.

I will not start on the devore bit for a few days while I make quite sure I like this. It is deliberately asymmetrical. Views and comments are more than welcome as I am unsure about this. It is necessary to have largish shapes in devore and not too many pointy bits.

At this moment in time, all three looms are empty but not for long. Tomorrow I will start warping up the Megado for the caladium leaves which has to be completed by 25th July. I actually only need 50 cms but must include a lot for colour experiments and I think I might put on several metres of this warp.

Had a good day at Midlands Textile Forum. Several people talking about their work including someone who is trying to set up a company to sell very desirable silk head squares.

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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.