Category Archives: Julia’s weaving

Art in Action 2016

I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came to say hello at my Art in Action stand this year. It was my best ever show and I nearly sold out of the work I took with me. I only wish I had more! I met some lovely people who made some very kind comments about my work, which has inspired me to continue to follow my instinct and passion for colour and design in hand woven fabrics.

Thank you!

New cotton and linen shawls for spring.

Here are 3 new cotton and linen shawls which have just been added to my shop.

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Boarhill’s Beach

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Fruits of the Perthshire Woodlands.

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Cairngorm Mountains

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Shades of Suilven.

This is a cotton and linen shawl inspired by the moorland around the slopes of Suilven, a Scottish mountain in West Sutherland. The photograph was taken on a visit to the area last summer. The richness of the pinks and purples contrasting with the lush green grasses and the grey mountain where calling to be woven!

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Contrasts in weave pattern and colour.

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A design full of contrasts, both in the weave pattern and colour. I think I was looking to develop something very different and went on a journey of exploration. I hope you like the results. The colours include black, natural, red, rust orange, pink and blue. Woven in 50% Swedish linen and 50% USA cotton.

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New designs now available in my shop.

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Anstruther.

Shawl in wool and alpaca

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Bluebell wood

Shawl in linen and cotton.

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Falkland Forest

Shawl and scarves in wool and alpaca

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Lomond Hills

Shawl in wool and alpaca.

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St Andrews.

Shawl in linen and cotton.

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All wrapped up!

Wrap in wool and alpaca.

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Where do design ideas come from?

This design was inspired by the shapes of frozen water I found in puddles back in mid winter. I wanted to weave something for myself…………because I never do!

It’s made using yarn spun from the fleeces of sheep on the Shetland Islands (grey warp) and smooth, silky alpaca (natural white for the weft) from animals at the other end of the British Isles, in Devon. It is so warm and cosy, I am reluctant to take it off! I thought you might like to see it. There is a dark blue wrap for sale in my shop.

The photographs were taken down on St Andrew’s Harbour, near to the castle.

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