Sunday, 6 March 2011

Multicoloured Warp 2

Anything Daryl Lancaster can do in the way of messing up a warp I can do better (and be even sicker - see 'Annie Get Your Gun'). This photo shows the ends of the dyed multicolour warp on the floor. Only the violet/lavender yarns have been dyed by me. The rest are all commercial yarns in 50:50 wool/silk. It does seem to be dominated by the Leicester Longwool in pink and white of which there is not a lot.  It is the only pure wool yarn in the warp.

This has all been worked out by painting a  master plan and the weft is all lavender which should tone it down.

This is the complete warp on the lease sticks ready for tying on to the ghost warp in the background.
Maybe it will all work.  This afternoon, I will start tying on.

Yesterday I was at the Kennet Valley Guild meeting.  Rosie Price brought along a large number of cones of silk noil from Winghams Wools which we pored (drooled?) over. I ended up with a cone of ginger colour and the promise of half a cone of burgundy. And I said I didn't need any more yarn!

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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.