Tuesday 11 June 2013

A few more photos

As you might expect from me,I acquire paper of various sorts on my travels. I have already posted a photo of the notebook with locks from Cappadocia. Below are photos of

Marbled paper from Venice
A concertina book about 1930 from China two views. The cover is grey patterned damask
Some beautiful handmade paper from Shanghai one red and one white, both printed with gold and a very odd size. 12 inches by 50 inches. I will have to cut this up to use it

There is also some mulberry paper but it looks rather ordinary. I propose to make this into a notebook with the Central Asia coloured Ikat on the cover.

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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.