Saturday, 15 June 2013

Book rest

In Khiva, western side of Uzbekistan, I told of the carved doors and pillars. In a local shop, we found book rests

This was one of the most complicated and appears to be carved from a single piece of wood

And it can be adjusted in angle. I was told there were seven positions.


I can get four. Oh well, maybe with practise. It is about eight inches front to back and could take a substantial book.

Now off to draw my jacket pattern onto heavier paper ready for my class on Monday. I am looking forward to this. The day will be spent practising Chanel jacket techniques. I am going on a three day course in July to make the jacket itself. I only have 2 metres of fabric and must weave some more ASAP. That is next on the Megado when the donsu is finished.


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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.