Saturday, 9 January 2016

A Happy Bunny

I got the warp winding finished and on to the loom and all the threading finished. On Monday I will get it sleyed and start weaving. I am running late so next week is going to be busy. The process was not without incident. I managed to get the valet installed and gave it a good tug to ensure the screws were in the ceiling securely. I got most of the warp wound on when the whole thing came loose from the ceiling and descended on my head. I sat and considered the position and decided we need a builder to install a wood batten. Then got Dorothy to help wind the last bit on.

It was very pleasing to be working in the studio, music from Radio 3 on, the sun shining through the windows hence the happy bunny.

At present I am in Malvern for  the AGM of the Bookbinders Society local group. I am treasurer. I have taken the opportunity to visit friends and ended up yesterday fuller of tea than was reasonable! I also used the opportunity to pick someone's brains about a bible I have to repair, Both voters have come off and there are several badly damaged pages.  But the expert thinks the repairs are doable. So that's another job to add to the list.

Tomorrow (Sunday) I am teaching a class in Japanese style bookbinding. Everything I need is laid out in the spare room so there is nothing to do when I get home tonight.

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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.