Sunday, 12 February 2017

trouble with fabric

The final fabric after washing dried and I measured the dimensions. Shock horror. It has shrunk terribly. In 4.3 metres, it shrunk by 0.4 m in length and 6 cm in 61 cm in width. It is now too small to use as curtains. In compensation, the fabric is fabulous and feels wonderful. So I consulted with my daughter Ruth as to what she thought of making it into a jacket. Provided I match across the back seam and the front seams.

I saw Ruth today because she and Anne and I went to Bicester Village (an outlet village) and bought things from the likes of Gucci, Versace and Dolce and Gabbana. So poorer but happier we went home.

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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.