Introducing: Suvin Cotton

We’ve been hard at work sourcing some of the most beautiful materials and making them available to handweavers. As far as we know, this fibre has never been widely available to handweavers, so it’s with great pride that we would like to introduce Suvin...

Let’s talk about yarn count

Yarn measurement can be a bit of a grey area, with mystery numbers flying around and unidentifiable units. Let’s clear everything up here! There are many yarn count measurement systems but three common ones are: English cotton count (ne) is often used for cotton...

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...

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,...