I spent Sunday morning dyeing yarn for the weft of the small Newbury Coat. 4 lots each of 200 gms.
Here they all are hanging up to dry. The shading from right to left is a function of the light from the window. I managed to get these pretty indistinguishable except for oen skein which looks totally different from the others anyway. Must have been a different breed of sheep.
And here is a close-up of the weaving. Now the weft yarn is dry, I can get ahead. I have 1.5 metres so far. There are 4 metres in all.
I have been playing with drafts based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh chairbacks.
And the back view is
Unless I weave this in 90/2 silk, this is going to be way too big.
This is cut down and would appear as isolated motifs supposedly on a fine worsted. But still awfully large. I need to get this printed out lifesize. I might cut down the size of each square and see what that looked like. I fancy the multi-coloured draft but I would a motif size of a couple of inches. Time for revision.
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.