Tuesday 6 August 2013

Still at summer school

I got ticked for implying that the KV Guild was a collection of wine-swilling play girls. We are not like that at all. Last evening was spent in helping two members decide what to weave for the rest of the week without much success. In other words, we made frivolous suggestions and they rejected them.

Yesterday I was warped up and ready to go by lunchtime. But I had brought my loom with the warp wound on as had one other person whereas everyone else had to start from scratch on an unknown loom. They are mostly 16 shaft table looms (Harris?) and quite unwieldy. So I spent the afternoon weaving a few samples from the yarn I had brought for weft. This morning the tutor is going to talk to us all about the lift plans. Three people by the way are on computer controlled AVLs with 24 shafts. I have some photos but they are for the record, not very pretty. My choice of weft yarn has so far been yucky.

1 comment:

  1. Wine-swilling play girls?? Sounds to me like a sensible way to spend an evening!



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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.