Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Castlemorton Common off the Loom

I took the weaving off the Megado last night. Seen above is Spring through Winter (Left to Right). The width is eight inches and the weave is broken twill but is sometimes 1 and 3, sometimes 3 and 1 and sometimes 2 and 2. And somewhere there is a section of  3 and 1 twill. Amazing the different effects you can get.  There is still a lot of work to be done on them, stencilling and embroidery. I am worried about the stencilling and so there is some spare fabric to practise on.
I said that there were shoe boxes of yarn strewn round the studio. The first job this morning is put that all away  and then do the stencilling.

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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.