Monday, 26 March 2012

Fish Rising

Yesterday I did get all the DPW samples prepared for posting today. This involved doing a write up, collecting drafts and scans and all that goes with samples. I tidied up the Megado so it is all ready to start weaving. That all took a long time.

Making a second version of the Fish Rising took longer than I thought, mainly waiting for the textile paint and gold ink to be thoroughly dry. The blue stuff is silk paper made made from indigo dyed silk waste. There is white lace, boucle yarn and sequins involved too. And if you look carefully at the sides, you can see the mirror plates are attached. So one item finished, four to go!!

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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.