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...

Choosing eco fibres – TENCEL

One of the questions I get asked the most is about the eco credentials of these fibres. To start, everything we use has a footprint and a lot of factors to consider, but I’m going to talk a bit about why I believe in TENCEL as a great eco choice. A bit of...

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...