Thursday, 24 May 2012

A Few More Books

Yesterday we had a great clean up in the studio, lots of dusting and polishing and putting things back in place. The lights are very good and I finished off these two books with Japanese style bindings in the evening. Both are A5 landscape and are covered back and front with silk paper. I am not at all sure how robust these covers will be.
This one will be robust however. It is A4 landscape. I have had this piece of printed cotton for some time and intended to cover a book with it. So I got round to pasting it to paper last Tuesday and here it is. Not sewn together yet, just waiting to dry.

At the bookbinding class yesterday, I sewed the children's book together. I rather hope it might be finished next week. Then after the half-term holiday, I will start making its box.

I decided not to put yarn on the shelves in the studio because it will all be re-arranged when the window-seats (which contain storage) are installed. The builder says about the third week of June.  I am looking forward to getting rid of the current shambles which involves a huge pile of fabric/yarn/ribbon and paper on the floor upstairs.

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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.