Friday, 13 December 2013


Yesterday I wove more on the Megado. But with such fine silk in the weft, it is SLOOOOWW. I can weave six inches an hour with the current weft. I am hoping to use silk noil for the Convergence piece so that will be faster.

The Midlands Textile Forum decided some months ago to create a banner and everyone was to contribute a piece seven by five inches. I have had this completed for months (done on a piece of Diversified Plain Weave on 32 shafts from the Megado) but needed to deal with mounting it onto felt. It will be posted today.
This is the new spare room complete with pieced quilt made by my sister, Dorothy, to fit into the room. Note the two shades of pink in the wall paintwork. I think this all goes rather well. Now back to the Megado.

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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.