Wednesday, 14 August 2019


I have completed a couple of weeks o bookbinding. Not bad considering how long since I did any. Firstly I repaired a favorite thriller. The cover was completely detached and I had lost the spine cover. End result was this.

So that was easy. The next one not so. I bought the text-block of 'Peter Pan' from Volcano Arts and it was pretty well a miniature book with dimensions of 3 by 4 inches but very thick. So much so that it was 6 cm at the spine when sewn along the spine and 4 cm on the fore-edge. 24 hours in a book press sorted that out. The cover was a design by me and printed on linen cloth.

Now I have moved on to weaving although I am off to France in a day or two so should be packing!

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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.