Wednesday, 9 March 2016

More on the Fan Reed

I had a response on my blog from Lynn who lives close to Worcester Polytechic Institute and has very kindly offered to visit the library for me. So I have summarised what is needed and await agog. Whatever turns up will be a surprise. And I am so grateful to Lynn. I had started wondering about the cost of planes to Boston!

I have got the warp on the Kombo, threaded and nearly sleyed. Tomorrow I start on weaving!

Various other important things have happened. The crucial item affectingh the future is that my long threatened stomach operation is in three weeks. I clearly am going to be out of action for several weeks and there are several deadlines which must be met before the end of April. Firstly I am going to Amsterdam to see the Bosch exhibition - - and Amsterdam of course. Secondly the Fan Reed book for Norma Smayla. (I bet she is pleased about that!!). Thirdly the garden which needs a lot of attention. So I have sent for the gardener.

I have spent all day reorganising my diary and rescheduling appointments.

The best bit I have kept till last. I had an email from HGA last night. They have accepted my yardage for the Convergence exhibition. I am pleased because I rather like it.

I nearly forgot about the photos. My camera club selected one of my photos as one of six to be entered for ab inter-club competition. I attended the judging laser night and was pleased to get a high mark 9 out of 10. Here it is.


  1. Congratulations on the exhibition and the photo judging. The photo is not appearing on the website - would love to see it.

  2. Congratulations on both counts - fiber and photo!



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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.