Saturday, 11 December 2010

This is one of the printings from Friday with some Mola work done on it. It needs more careful trimming of the fabric edges. I had four layers of fabric in all but could have operated with just three because the top layer has got two colours on it to start with, cream and orange/red. The blue and lavender were dyed by me but the green/brown is quilting fabric bought in Tampa Bay in 2008.

I have printed the same motif on both sides of a calico bag but I don't know if I can do Mola work  there because it may be difficult to sew the layers in place. I will try this tomorrow.

Since I do not sleep well, I have taken to rising at 6am or before and doing a couple hours of textile work - recently it has been weaving the Christmas cards which are now finished. Tomorrow I must assemble them all.


  1. I like it. You could always sew the motif you have done to the bag

  2. The problem there is that I have already printed the bag! Although I suppose I could just cover it up.

  3. Nice. Makes me think of Sonia Delaunay.



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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.