Thursday, 17 January 2013

One Loom Done, One to Go

I have finished warping up one of the 12 shaft looms and, after a lengthy search for errors, I have finished the first sample. As you can see, the warp is magenta and fern green. The weft was green and white and the two greens are too near each other. I have three more samples to weave and will experiment with weft colours. I have the feeling that the two warp colours are too light and I will try one of the weft colours as much darker. I will play with colours in Fibreworks to see what looks best.

The central heating boiler has been successfully replaced. And the builder has finished in the sittingroom. The ceiling has been lowered by 9 inches but the room was so high that it is hardly noticeable. Indeed I think the room proportions are better.

And it has started snowing. The forecast is very gloomy for the next few days. I have cried off going to the Bourneville class tomorrow and may have to cry off the events of Saturday. I will not take any decision until Friday evening.

To be honest I am looking forward to the next few days. I have a chance to work on several projects and possibly even finish a few. I went to the supermarket today and am all stocked up.

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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.