Sunday, 4 September 2011


I have been tinkering with this draft again and this is the (current) final version. The 2/30s has arrived from Halls and so I will start warping up tomorrow. I will use both beams on the Megado, putting the 2/30 on the sectional warp beam and the 2/6s on the second beam. Can't start today as my daughter, Anne, is back from their holiday in Spain and I am going over to Leamington Spa to have lunch and hear their stories.

Besides I ought to finish warping up the black-and-white high twist yarn on the Voyager although I hate it. I can still only manage one inch in 30 minutes, then I have to have a rest. The stuff is so twisty and so fine!! I have trouble seeing the black yarn even with a 500 watt halogen light beating down on it - and me.

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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.