Thursday, 12 June 2014

Back to Weaving

Some weeks ago I talked to Hampshire Guild about acid dyeing and had taken a series of photos showing the procedure. I ended up with a chained skein of Hampshire handspun. I finished weaving the yarn this morning and have done the small of mending needed as well as dealing with the fringes.
I am not sure I like the end effect but it does make both sides look the same. This was it finished but unwashed. It has now been washed and is hanging up. I must have been lazy about rinsing after dyeing because a lot of dye came out in the washing. I will keep this scarf as a sample as I am rather fed up with my current dyeing samples but, just in case I give it away, I have rinsed until the water ran clear. Next I am going to do another scarf out of the same dyeing session.

I decluttered the sitting room this morning. All that means is that the studio is even worse than before and a major visit to McMillan's charity shop is looming for next week. 

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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.