Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Catching Up

I have finished the Convergence warp and am ready for the next step, winding it onto the Megado using a valet. To which end I installed a valet over the Megado this morning.also because space is pretty cramped, I had a major rationalisation of yarn which has ended up with two sets of drawers going into the garage and four plastic boxes going into the loft. It looked very much better and, of course, it feels much more spacious. I have rebuilt the Kombo too. I stole a bolt from it to complete the Megado and yesterday I bought a replacement. So all is looking good.

I promised to put in some photos when I could access them. So here they are.

Ruth's Chanel jacket

Box of very high class Turkish Delight
Turkish mouse mat. This is woven!!

Convergence warp on new warping frame which is very large. This shows 7 metres of warp

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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.