The big book of weaving straight selvedges

The big book of weaving straight selvedges

Crooked selvedges can be the frustration of many weavers. It looks so simple when the selvedges are razor sharp but getting those straight selvedges is another matter. I’ve compiled a big list of tips and opinions that I’ve worked out over the years to...

Why I love Louët looms

In my weaving studio I use and love Louët looms. Whenever textiles students are doing studio visits with me, they ask why I love them so much and they get my enthusiastic speech! I thought I’d put it down in a blog post to share some of the reasons I choose...

3 Excellent Yarns for Gorgeous Autumn Weaving

Very suddenly it feels like autumn in London. My studio is chilly and I even turned on my little heater the other night! I usually only have that going in deep winter so my feet don’t get cold while I’m weaving. With this fresh weather, I’m inspired...
2 Popular Ways to Dye a Warp

2 Popular Ways to Dye a Warp

If you’ve looked through the shop, you know that we focus specifically on undyed yarn for weavers, knitters, and dye artists. There’s a reason for that. I’m a weaver, knitter, and dye artist and dye all my own yarn. You might already be here because...

Shop progress toward zero waste packaging

This is a tiny, family-run shop, as I always stress, and it’s very important to me that our values are reflected in the shop. We are a zero waste transition family – we’re making changes in our lives where we can to reduce waste and our carbon...

Introducing: Reeled Silk

Silk. It’s magical. The spit of a little worm, it is a continuous filament miles long with a sheen and lustre that are loved throughout the world. The Bombyx mori species of silkworms a diet of leaves of the white mulberry tree, then spin a cocoon of the most...

Royal Alpaca

One of the yarns in the Saltwater Rose Studio shop that we love the most is a quieter one. It doesn’t have the mystique of Sea Island cotton, and it isn’t as futuristic as SeaCell, but it is as soft and warm as cashmere, with a luscious sheen, not to...