Wednesday, 3 April 2013

More Dyeing

By the time I went to bed on Monday evening, I had dyed five of the seven colours. On Tuesday I drove to Manchester and back to hand in my documents for getting a visa to China. It was bitterly cold and there was nothing on at any of the Museums and Galleries that I wanted to see. Nevertheless I got the last two lots of dyeing done and the photo above was taken this morning when all the skeins were dry. Rosie Price suggested that the Guild should keep a record so I made one up and it took most of the day.
There is a sheet like this in a Lever Arch file for each colour. I also wrote up the project with all the photos (one for each colour) and emailed it to everyone who had spun a contribution. Along with the Spreadsheet with quantities on it. So that's that. Project completed. Tomorrow I start threading up the Megado.
I see that Alice Schlein (click here ) is considering going on to tying warps on in a big way. Her reason is that it is a long way to the back of the castle with 40 shafts.

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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.