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Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Autumn is coming.
 Haweswater, Cumbria.

Another kind of rambling....

As well as rambling about weaving, I also love to ramble around the Eden Valley. Here is the ford between Morland and Kings Meaburn.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Work in progress......

The first off-loom sample of the new project for Salt, with stainless steel weft at 58 picks per inch!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Up close and personal....

Closer detail of the twill sampler, showing some of the many possible four shaft twills. Enough to fire the imagination and frazzle the brain cells.....

A new weaver is warped.....

My wonderful weaving student, Fiona, busy creating her own version of Janet Phillips' Twill Sample Blanket

Sunday, 5 September 2010

All Warped Up

Phew! The Louet Delta loom is finally all warped up for the latest project I am weaving for Salt. Twelve and a half metres of VERY VERY fine yarn on 2 beams.....all I need to do now is thread almost a thousand ends, sley the reed, tie on and THEN I will be ready to weave!

Friday, 3 September 2010

The Weaving Shed

If you peer in the window of my weaving shed, this is what you will see....looms, cones of yarn, warping mills and all the paraphernalia that fills the warped mind of a weaver.....

A new generation of textiles enthusiasts!

Making felt flags in the colours of the 32 World Cup nations
Weaving on the rigid heddle loom and, in the background, weaving on a peg loom

Isobel and Jamie show their wonderful woven creations!

Wonderful peg loom weaving by Isobel......

....and brilliant tapestry weaving by Jamie!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Collapse weave scarf

Collapse weave scarf in wool with high twist weft.
The new REVAMP display at the Signature Gallery, Kendal. Scarves, bags and jewellery by Jane, Claire and Samantha. Our first collaboration, and hopefully not the last!


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