Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The bible is finished

Well the Bible is finished. Not perfect but much better than it was.
The crease down the spine came with the bits of the book. it is irritating but minor efforts to remove it did nothing. I was afraid to try major surgery for fear of splitting the spine.

And now it is on to the next bit of repair. I have three books to deal with, all of them I am pleased to say quite small jobs compared to the Bible. And I propose to start with the easiest of them where the spine has come off. The book itself is in excellent condition. So a couple of hours work. What I want to do is get all of these off and get onto some serious book binding of the sort where I design the book from scratch.

In the meantime, I have to warp up the Guild 12 shaft loom for the class to weave samples. I have designed some littles trees and a flower or two and they can choose what they want to do.
And now to wind a wap.

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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.