Friday, 14 September 2012

More on CW Seminars

Last night was the Complex Weavers AGM (business rapidly conducted by Wendy Morris) followed by a fashion show. This was compered by Daryl Lancaster - who wore a dress which left all the runway submissions in the shade!!  It was made from woven scarves,  all of which were striped in bright colours. Anyway it was a great show. I have been to four seminars so far of which the best was a man telling us how to create weaving drafts in Photoshop. I can't wait to get home and try this method out.  The other three seminars were so-so but I had a lot of good ideas about weaving projects while they were in progress so the time was not wasted.. I also had to help out with one of the Study Groups, Tied Weaves which went off well. Today there was an exhibitors' session over lunch. Not many exhibitors there but I did buy some Tencel from Just Our Yarns - two of a pale lavender and one of pale green. And I have projects to use these in.

This evening there is a Silent Auction and an exhibition called Off the Runway. I have put something into the Silent Auction and two things (one scarf in wool and silk and a book) in the show. The Show is not open yet so I will visit it in an hour or so. Tomorrow there are two more seminars.

Apart from that I am reconciling myself to US habits such as supper at 0530. I would not mind at all if I could get a hot drink later on but I can't. In fact you can't get a hot drink except at mealtimes. No tea and coffee in the rooms, this is a Youth Convention Centre - so no alcohol is allowed.  I can't wait to attend the Guild residential weekend at Wokefield Park. I need access to a bar!!!

1 comment:

  1. Pat, we only eat around 6pm when the little grandchildren are with us. Many families here do eat earlier than the rest of the world; restaurants tend to be most busy around 7pm. My husband normally comes home for the evening meal between 7:30 and 8pm.



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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.