Sunday 19 January 2014

What Grannies Do on a Sunday

They build a spider's web in the garage with a grandson's assistance (Alex). We twisted several cords last night and used these for the long supports and the radials. The spiral was in one thickness. Black acrylic 4ply wool used throughout. Acrylic is unaffected by being in the rain. This is the first of two intended for tha exhibition at Nature in Art. I have ideas for adding clear beads to be raindrops. 

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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.