Thursday, 13 June 2013


Both carpets have now turned and have been installed.

Here is the silk one - note the swags of red and white flowers.

And here is the wool one which is larger, heavier and a darker blue. But note the sprays of red and white flowers !! I must like this design!

Last night I attended a private view in Henley of the Berkshire guild's exhibition which is on until June 18th at the Old Fire Station Gallery. I met up with lots of Kennet Valley Guild members there and had a good gossip, culminating in supper in a Henleyrestaurant. The exhibition was very varied white weaving, inning and dyeing well represented.

Most of these items are of natural wool.

I thought the black and white tapestry very elegant. By zooming in you out to be able to see the fine detail in the white section.


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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.