Sunday, 13 November 2016

On the Mending of Bobbins

My favourite ebony bobbin, the one that has been my faithful weaving companion throughout, came apart again; my whipping technique was not enough to withstand my weaving technique!

Enter my colleague Andrew, of Artisan Bobbins, who mended it with glue and boxwood dowels (only 2mm diameter!) with ebony shards. Watching a craftsman at work is always a delight, and he was very happy to be trying out his new lathe to turn the dowels.

Very glad to have it back in working order; the reserve bobbin was just not the same.

Location:West Dean

'Geode (139:15)' : Panels 1-4 Completed

I have been adding extra texture to what will be the outer surfaces of the geode form by weaving thinner wefts over singles (using my lovely treadles :-)) and thicker ones over quads, as I did for 'Shrine'. Texture and form are my thing.

Location:The Loom Room

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