Saturday, 28 August 2010

Coptic Book IV

Here is a book bound in Coptic style with end bands. It does make the book much sturdier and the pages still lie flat when opened. It is not perfect. The proportions are not right. I think the holes in the cover for the end bands should have been 5 mm nearer the top and bottom edges.  The height of the book is 140 mm. And it is untidy inside because you can see where I have finished off the thread. I must re-read Keith Smith's books and see if there are any hints there. But on the whole it is not bad seeing that I did it from a single photo of a finished book. The cover is of Japanese printed cotton.

All the dyed yarns and fabrics have been washed and are drying. I am glad to have completed those two books this week as I must warp up tomorrow.

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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.