Wednesday, 16 May 2012

More or Less Vertical Again

At the Weaving Exhibition last autumn I was very taken with a cushion woven by Lesley Dunn and eventually got up courage to ask if I could buy it. Well she would not sell but volunteered to weave one if I would provide the indigo dyed yarn so I did and here are 'MY' cushions. Aren't they lovely? They will be placed on my new window seat - when the builder gets round to it!!  The newly named studio is coming on nicely. The walls have all been plastered and the plumber is now in residence replacing a radiator. The electrician is due today as well. It looks as though it might all be finished in less than a week.

I am past the worst of the illness. All that is left is exhaustion. So I potter about, not very vigorously, for an hour and then read a book for an hour. I have managed to finish another square of 120/2 silk weaving. I resleyed and changed the draft to something more dramatic. 

Last Saturday I looked out a length of silk kumihimo braid in two shades of blue which was intended to support this square of silk in its six-inch ring. And can I find it now? NO. I am annoyed. I could use narrow velvet ribbon but it would look nothing like so nice. Bah!

There are lots of things I ought to be doing but I have decided it would be wiser to take it easy for another day or two. I am teaching Japanese bookbinding on Sunday and it was be a good idea to be fit then.

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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.