Sunday 25 September 2016

The Makar's Lament

I have been suffering from not doing any bookbinding lately so decided to finish off a project. This is William Dunbar's poem The Lament of the Makars (Makars = Poets).

The whole book

and two sample pages. Not well photographed. At Malvern I had a place outside where I could take photographs but not here. I must look around and see if I can organise something.

Yesterday was a weaving day and we discussed courses that might be run. I wound a warp of the self and space dyed merino which is now ready to tie on. This will be the last one from this yarn.

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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.