Friday, 18 March 2011

Going on Holiday

Well until next Tuesday. I am off to Dundee to stay with my sister, Dorothy. Robin, our son-in-law, arrived yesterday to look after Michael. I have told everyone who needs to be told. So there has not been much textile work.

I have managed to dye the skein of wool/silk and it will be dry by the time I get home. 

I have also bound two more Morning Glory books and sewn up the seams of the haori. The hems on the sleeves and bottom have to be done by hand because sewing them by machine would produce white thread on brown fabric which would show up too much. I still have to put the collar on and make the sash but the rest is about done.

I may be able to blog from Dundee but I may be too busy. Dorothy has arranged a round of entertainment which includes trips to my favorite yarn shops.

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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.