Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Japanese Decorative Papers

Some lovely Japanese paper to use for covers. This has just arrived from Falkiners of London for use in my class on Japanese-style bookbinding. I am madly writing up a handout for the class which is taking a long time because of all the graphics I want to generate. I am guessing I am about halfway through.

I need to paste the fabric for covers to paper and will do that on Sunday when (I think) I have a lot of time spare. At the moment, it seems a mad scramble to get through all the domestic chores.

I have started weaving the rest of the multicoloured warp with the red flecked wool yarn as weft but I am skipping threads and it is too poor a piece of weaving so (heavy sigh) I am going to unweave the eight inches I have woven and try again. Not pleased with myself.

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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.