Sunday, 24 April 2016

Learning about the serger

About 14 months ago, Ruth and I bought a Janome serger. The manual scared the life out of me and Ruth never quite round to mastering it either. So we signed up for a course on sergers by Gill Arnold. Anyone who reads this blog knows what a fan I am of Gill Arnold. She really excelled herself on Saturday and we have come up, not experts, but not frightened! She made us rethread the serger three times from the start. The photo below shows a few of my samples pinned into a work book she supplied.

Today I am in tidying up mode. I have finished the wallet with a bit more on the pockets. And done lots of other useful things.

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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.