Deeper than Indigo

Thank you so much @indigojenny for the fantastic talk today at the London Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers! Indigo is so inspiring and exciting and you brought it to life in such a big way! It was also such an honour to see and touch these beautiful samples showing...

Albizia

Finally getting a chance to write about the entry for the Great Competition of Weavers spring handwoven wrap competition sponsored by the Loom to Wrap facebook group that is the absolute heart and soul of the handwoven wrap community. The competition operates on a...

Scarves

Used the new sectional beam and Warping Square to try out a short warp of scarves on the new sectional before the competition wrap gets under way! Using slightly heavier cotton than I usually use, and mercerised too, this was a short (2m) warp in a brilliant plum...

Grow your own

The meeting of the London Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers this weekend was fantastic. I finally got myself to a meeting for the sole reason of hearing a talk by Kate Poland, one of the ladies behind Grow a London Garment. I’ve followed this project...

Secret Garden

I wiled away the weaving hours of 2016 finishing up the ‘Secret Garden’ warp from the autumn. The first wrap came off and I’m thrilled with it. It’s a modified Griswold crackle with point treadling, warp organic cotton. The first wrap has a...
Atlantic

Atlantic

The cream warp that I used on my loaner loom was lovely. 8/2 Venne organic cotton at 24epi in an undulating twill draft. The weft was also Venne but was a pale dusty blue – it reminds me of that grey Atlantic sky and water on an overcast day. Which is most days,...

Cream warp

I’m still awaiting the arrival of my big loom while it’s being built in the Netherlands. In the meantime, spectacular Handweavers Studio has lent me their floor model of the loom. I can’t say enough how helpful and supportive they’ve been in...
SNIP

SNIP

First scarf off this warp has been chopped and hemstitched. I forgot to do the header end but did a bodge job by going back.  I’ll remember in advance next time! This tutorial was great – very clear and easy to use – and I think I’m in love...
Geometric scarf

Geometric scarf

I found for this pattern on this blog and knew I had to make it. It’s so simple and elegant! It’s 2×2/16 merc cotton from Handweavers, in ‘charcoal’ and ‘rose’. I had to modify the draft 3 times because I kept running out of pink...
Car knitting

Car knitting

I’m a prolific knitter and and an avid traveller around beautiful Great Britain and those two go hand in hand. Every road trip, lunch break, pub lunch, cafe visit, moment stuck in the motorway services, it’s all an opportunity to knit. I’ve even been...