Friday 17 January 2014

Finished a Project

This is two yards of four colour double weave on a warp which was set up a year ago. The loom has been passing round the students and came back to me two weeks ago with quite a bit of warp left on it. After all, I did put on 11 yards. It is a Guild loom and it is needed for another project so I brought it home and have been weaving it up as fast as I could manage. The trouble was I had other things to do. So I decided I would weave until late on Thursday night and, after that, any remaining warp would be taken off. This morning I had an empty and dusted loom. I have warped it up, woven my sample and arranged to hand the loom on tomorrow at the first weaving class. I am thinking of using some of the fabric to make a Gladstone bag like my niece, Cally Booker, constructed at the Summer School.

Tomorrow we are starting on a course of six weeks of overshot. I know that most students have selected their pattern and warped up. It will be interesting to see all the different patterns.

Oddly enough I have done so much weaving lately that I am a bit off it and am thinking of bookbinding. I did start a Japanese book, much more complex than usual and I will go and see where I had got to. If I cover the table with it, it might encourage me to do some more to it. Mind you I ought to be thinking about the Convergence yardage deadline.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice design, and the color combinations are lovely!



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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.