Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Voyager Warped Up Again

The Voyager has been warped up with 2ply lambswool and the weaving started. The weft is space dyed Leicester Longwool which I bought at the Sheep Show two years ago. Very straightforward and, in many ways, much more suitable for demos to the public. So it is all ready for next week's outing to Leek.

Warping up and weaving this is like comfort food after an exotic and inedible meal. Like having corned mash and apple crumble after a diet of bacon-and-egg icecream.

Yesterday I reduced the In-tray to empty. I have a couple of parcels to put together today and some filing to do and that's it. I don't see to the paperwork often enough these days so it becomes an unmanageable mountain and then it is hard work to start.

Tomorrow I am going up to Leek to help with the hanging. I am quite interested in this as we have the Guild Weaving Exhibition in early November and I have only helped hanging one exhibition before. I hope to get lots of ideas.

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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.