Saturday, 20 August 2016

Trip to Milan

The flight to Milan is delayed and several hundred people are milling about wondering how to occupy their children. Yesterday I worked very hard to do all the things I should have finished earlier in the week. We did deliver the necessary samples of our work to Greenham Arts Centre to be judged for the Berkshire Open Studios. Which entailed making labels and packing the samples up safely.

I did plant up a package of small pinks and they look very healthy this morning. 

I have been thinking about weaving, in particular, Bonnie Inouye's course in advancing twill. I looked up my records and I have a load of woven samples. I am thinking of weaving some small mats, coasters in fact. The weave wants sizing correctly so that it looks good as a four inch square. I think this can be done. 

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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.