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Saturday, 28 October 2017

Creating Texture Using Pick Up Sticks on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Spent a very enjoyable day teaching members of Eden Valley Guild. Here they are keeping very busy.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Boundweave Samples on a Rosepath Threading

I am putting together some photos of samples of weft-faced boundweave on a Rosepath threading, as a potential future workshop. Several of my weaving students have contributed to this collection, and I am grateful for their permission to use the photos. This collection is a work in progress!

Another Wonderful Waddow Weekend of Weaving

Another four days of weaving and feasting are over, and once again we had a fantastic time and some amazing weaving was created by our lovely participants! We also presented the woven cushions to the staff and Friends in a lovely informal ceremony. I was so busy that I didn't get time to take many photos of work! I will of course post these as soon as they start coming in from the participants!

Friday, 28 July 2017

My Unusual Commission

I have been busy! My latest commission has been to recreate, as closely as possible, the original fabric used to cover the speakers on certain models of Dansette record players from the 1950s and 60s. This has been a real challenge, but an enjoyable and rewarding one. Starting from analysing the original fragments (very fragile, nicotine-stained and damaged) to ascertain the yarns, the sett and the weave structure, I sampled extensively until the best possible likeness was achieved. The photo shows the final sample in situ in a newly-renovated Dansette, brought back to life by Mike from Dansette http:/dansette.com
Looking mighty fine! Now all I need to do is weave the remaining 20 metres!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

New Lostock Weavers Group

It has been too long a time since my last post. Life has got in the way, but now things are improving  and the most exciting news is that we now have a regular monthly weaving group, right here in Lostock and available to weavers from around the north west of England.
This is not a class, or a guild, but an opportunity for weavers to bring a loom, get together and weave, talk about weaving and exchange ideas and knowledge with like-minded people.
Lostock Parish Centre is a modern, light and well-equipped venue only 5 minutes from Junction 5 of the M61 and less than 5 minutes walk from Lostock railway station.
The first gathering was held on Saturday May 13th, and the next dates booked are June 17th, July 15th, August 12th, September 16th and October 21st.
Places are limited so it is essential to pre-book by contacting me at janesflanagan@yahoo.co.uk or on 07772 455536.
The group runs from 10-4 and there is a charge of £20 per person per day, which includes drinks and biscuits-but please bring a packed lunch.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Lostock Parish Centre
Tempest Road

Sunday, 5 March 2017

February Waddow Weaving Weekend

Another happy and productive weekend of weaving took place at Waddow Hall last month! The September 4-day workshop is now full for this year, and next February's weekend, from the 16th-18th is almost full already! There are just a couple of places remaining. Please email me for details.