Friday, 18 July 2014

Weaving courses

Yesterday I attended two classes, one on turning drafts and one on Tied Weaves. The Turning Drafts one was interesting. I turn drafts by telling Fibreworks to do it. It was a revelation to have to do it by hand. I got it wrong first time round. The Tied Weaves was by Robyn Spadywho provided a great handout and talked very well. Later on in the day, I listened to John Marshall talking about his judging of the yardage show. It sounds to me as if it is the luck of the draw whether you are accepted or not. He took 22 out of over 50.

The pieces were hung from a balcony. The photo above shows mine on the left and Cally Booker's on the right.

All the swatches are shown above.

In the evening, Rosie and I went out to supper with Linda Bowden who is the saganishiki expert. She and her husband have a rented place in Jamestown - and this is the view from their patio!! We sat there drinking wine and admiring the view, then went for a seafood meal. Great. I ate bluefish on the grounds that I had never tried. I prefer scrod. And of course we discussed textiles.

So now another day and another two classes.


1 comment:

  1. We had a lovely time Pat. Just talking Japanese Textiles is always fun. Look forward to some Fish n Chips on your side of the Pond in the near future.
    Happy fiber journeys.



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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.