Monday, 8 July 2013

Winding a Warp

I brought home a large loom on Saturday from the guild meeting. I need to weave some more fabric for a jacket by July 20th but the Megado is busy so I borrowed a large table loom (thank you, Dennis). Sunday was a beautiful day and I needed to wind the warp (moss green 60/2 silk from Webs in the States) and was inspired. I set up the warping mill on the patio.

By midday it was impossibly hot so I retired under a parasol. There was not a breathe of wind and no noise at all in the garden. No-one mowing a lawn or cutting down trees or driving on the road outside. Even the birds gave up.

Today's job is to put this on the loom and thread up. I am aiming to start wevaing by tomorrow morning at the latest,

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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.