Monday, 9 July 2012


This piece was made up for the 6 inch ring section of the Association's Exhibition but I did not think it was good enough and did not submit it. The problem is that the photo shows it lying down but when it is hung up, the centre pulls upwards and the centre of woven section is all distorted. You can see that the four arms  are not the same length. To cure it, I would have had to unpick the piece of braid and try again with no guarantee that I would get it any better second time around. Anyway by this time I had no time left!
This, on the other hand, is okay. It is made  up of pieces of ribbon from my stash mounted on a piece of spaced dyed cotton and with lots of machine embroidery on it. It is about 40 inches long and is going to made into a cushion cover. Some things do work!!

Tomorrow Rosie Price and I are going to the Bauhaus exhibition in the Barbican, London. Said to be the biggest exhibition of its kind for decades.

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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.