Thursday, 5 February 2015

Twisted, Tied and Dyed Warp


The yarns was wound into three identical warps of 60 threads each. These were twisted together and then bound with a thin string and space dyed. The blue yarn was dyed for use as more warp while the lavender was dyed as weft. The yarn is 50:50 silk and merino from Winghams Wools.

Here is the warp on the loom with several inches of weaving completed. The threading was a point twill and the liftplan gives a goose eye twill. It is 24 inches in width.

I have also completed one copy of Sir Patrick Spens. I did one last year and gave it away as a Christmas present. This one is much better.

1 comment:

  1. Thought of you last evening when Fairport Convention played Sir Patrick Spens
    worth a listen if you are so inclined. May have sent before (if so sorry)



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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.