Sunday 7 May 2017

Warp done

In between opening the studio, I managed to finish winding the  warp for Complex Weavers. The deadline is June 1st and yes I know it is only a few weeks away. I am busily cancelling appointments and outings!!

Here is the warp or rather here are the warps. two of them.

The yellow one is cotton ( what I think of as the top cloth) and the multi-coloured one is bamboo (the lower cloth). But of course they interchange - frequently.  I do not think I have used pure bamboo before. It has a lovely soft feel which will be wasted on curtains which is what this fabric is going to end up as. We have a drafty house and need a door curtain.

Other than that, it is more Open Studios today but not for two hours so I am going to pot up my lupin seedlings and plant the French beans. I have bought some auriculas which need potting up but no suitable compost so that is tomorrow's job. Some are in flower and they are lovely.

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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.