Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Megado Warped Up

This is the calladium leaf trimmed and stitched to a backing piece of cotton (dyed by my sister, Dorothy). This was just to see if I could. It seems okay.

I have designed, using Photoshop, a pattern of calladium  leaves, to use in Mola work on a gilet. And I have dyed some pieces of silk velvet in what I hope are suitable colours.There will be three leaves in a vertical row on the fronts, mirror images but done in different fabrics. And one large leaf on the back

This is a silk scarf where I dyed the solid yellow background and Michael did the pleating, tying on a plastic pipe and applying the dye. It has come out well although I have to admit I do not like the colours at all!!!

What I have been doing is tying on hundreds of threads to the ghost warp and then winding the new warp on to the Warp beam of the Megado. I was a bit shocked by the colours. There is far too much eau-de-nil., about 16% of the warp. I think 5% would have been more what I had envisaged.And the space dyeing down the warp is not visible.

It is tied on and ready to be checked. I should be up and weaving this afternoon.

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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.