Friday 2 March 2018

Another Book Completed

I finished off another book yesterday.

The alphabet background is a scanned version of the endpapers. The covers are inkjet canvas and quite solid. I do spray such covers with a Textile Guard. But later on this year I will be going to a course on making slipcases and the last three books I have made will be given a protective box.

We are still snowed in and I have another book to get on with. But more important, is to do the February accounts. I always feel very virtuous when the monthly accounts are completed. And I hope to get more weaving done which should be possible since all I can do to the next book is sew up the spine. After that , I need to square off the edges of the text and I need to go to the bookbinders class to access the tools for that.


  1. I have an Edward Lear collection with very similar pictures on the cloth binding...



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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.