Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Textiles at last

On Monday, I went over to Aylesbury to visit an old friend who has moved there from Shropshire which she misses. Mind you she lived on the top of Clee Hill for 45 years and the Chilterns are very tame in comparison.

Today I decided to get rid of this throat problem and decided to stay inside. The morning was occupied  with Guild business, writing pieces for the Newsletter, doing the jobs I got landed with at the last Guild meeting and filing papers. Then I got to do some textiles and made a clutch bag from a length of four colour double weave. I altered the pattern and it looks fine. I am half way through making a second  one and I have another length waiting. All three lengths are four colour double weave. I do have a good length of true double weave which is too thick for this clutch pattern. It will end up as a tote bag.

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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.