Thursday, 8 September 2011

More Cushions

The cushions for Ros Wilson (Guild Natural Dyeing Guru) with dark indigo warp and madder weft. Two drafts on the same threading developed from a draft in Strickler's book.

Someone has just given me a copy of an article in an old Handwoven by her. It is on 'Blended Drafts' and is fascinating. All obvious but I had never thought it through. I must give it more attention.  Today I have to go and see the accountant first thing. He is in Worcester so that takes time. I do not expect to be back until lunch time. After that, I will start on the sectional warping. If I get a clear run until bedtime, I should get most of it done.

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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.