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Friday, 23 March 2012

Estonian Wool Delivery!

Look what arrived early this morning! A HUGE box full of beautiful knitting wool and wool batts for felt making! I love all the colours-just need to get them photographed and up on the website now, in the hope that people will be eager to buy some!

I am hoping to have a stand at the Woollen Craft Fair at the Rheged in Penrith on Sunday April 15th, so call by and say hello if passing!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Twill double cloth beginning to emerge!

This is the second scarf in situ. I am designing on the loom as I go, seeing what happens when I alter the sequence and placement of colours. The reverse, seen here as the lower layer, is at least as interesting as the top. The combination of colours in the twill can result in iridescence in places.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

New website!

My new website is now live! I am delighted with it and can now make all changes and updates myself-yippee! Many thanks to Shaun of Jigsaw Internet Solutions for setting it up  http://www.boltonwebdesign.co.uk/ and patiently talking me through all the nitty gritty. Very reasonable pricing too.
The website address is the same as before:  www.janeflanagantextiles.co.uk or follow the link from the Links section of this blog.
I hope to add a Shop facility very soon, and will be selling wool batts for felt making from Estonia, and pure wool Estonian knitting yarns in lots of delicious colours. In addition, I will be selling knitting yarn from Kate at the Lancashire Farm Wool  project and maybe even some small bits of equipment like inkle looms and peg looms....

Monday, 5 March 2012

And now here is the first sample....

The colour changes don't show particularly well in this flash photo. I am now ready to start the actual project.

Twill double weave windows on the loom

At last, here it is in situ, and the weaving has begun! A couple of false starts and minor hiccups, but I'm off!