Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Lampas Course

I see that it is a week since I last wrote an entry. It has been a very busy week and I am not going to write it up in one blog.

I attended a three-day workshop in Biederwand and Lampas run by Jette Vandermeiden, a Canadian weaver. She was a very good instructor and we all got to grips with the complexities of drafting for these weave structures. The course was run by the Devon Weavers Workshop near Totnes. Above are shown a few of her own samples.

To the left is shown one of my own samples.

I stayed in Torquay since I had left booking accommodation too late to get anywhere in Totnes. One fine evening, I walked down the hill to the beach and harbour. The town is vertiginous and I would not tackled the enormous and very steep flights of stairs going up from the beach area to the top of the cliffs with their chocolate box houses. A very pleasant place.

I left about 1430 on Friday afternoon to get to Newbury in time to look at the looms ready (or not as the case might be) for the Saturday's re-actment of the making of the Newbury Coat. I will write about that tomorrow.

I have something else to report. For the last three and a half years, I have not been able to read a book (any book, heavyweight, lightweight, fiction, non-fiction.) In the last week I have read three new books. Yes they were all SF.  But I had not read   them before.

1 comment:

  1. The weaving is beautiful and the colors/design make me think of fields when the rapeseed is in bloom. Care to share the titles of your recently-read? I really enjoy SF and am always looking for something good.



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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.