Sunday, 8 March 2015

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is completed - almost. When I looked at the photo, I realised that the split at the top of the spine shows up and could be easily caught and torn further. So Japanese paper will be applied.
I added Victorian style marbled paper as the endpapers. The original was very stained and faded plain blue and this marbled paper is from the right period (mid-Victorian) and is in keeping.
On Saturday I went to Kennet Valley Guild and we had a very entertaining talk about the history of knitting and knitting patterns. I am almost enticed into going back to knitting. I tried to find a pattern for knee high socks but the only ones I found were in Fair Isle which is not what I want. I want white socks with black clocks on the side. However the speaker gave me a website to look up such pattern so I shall try that.

1 comment:

  1. I have a big collection of secondhand patterns if you want to come and look through them!



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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.