Tuesday, 8 February 2011


I wrote a few days about making a concertina book, 'In The Event'. A mock-up is shown above. It clearly needs some tidying up, but nothing drastic except that I need to think of a better way of doing the ribbon ties. Buttons? Buckles? All the artwork was done on Photoshop. The final version will be printed on Bockingford Inkjet Paper but this mock-up  was printed on the colour laser printer using normal photocopy paper. All the white slivers that can be seen must go and that was not too difficult. It's done already. But I will change one of the pages quite a bit, although only the layout of the words.
On the left is the back cover. This topic has been rankling since February 22nd 2010 when Michael came home after 7 weeks in hospital and he had a letter with him from the NHS. The letter was printed on A4 paper and had a wide red border. It was signed by a doctor. The implications were horrific and this is my way of working through those horrors. Just pray you never see a letter like that.

That is quite enough for one day.

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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.