Some new wool & alpaca shawls showing where the colour inspiration comes from. You can find more details in my shop. Mostly sold out now!
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!
Click on any of the images to enlarge them… and see the detail!
Thank you to everyone who came to visit me and my son at Art in Action in the grounds of Waterperry House in Oxfordshire. This was my first time exhibiting and teaching at the show and I had a wonderful time. The 4 day show was hard work zipping between taking children’s weaving classes and attending my stand, but the response to my work was very good and I thank everyone who bought from me.
Here are a few images. Click on them to enlarge.
I am taking part in the Craft Scotland / Cambo Estate, ‘Meet Your Maker’ event this Sunday, (22nd March 2015), along with 5 other craft makers. See the link – http://www.craftscotland.org/about-us/our-work/meetyourmaker/Cambo-Eastate.html
Come along if you can. I’ll be demonstrating weaving on a 4 shaft table loom and you can have a go for yourself. Also includes pop-in weaving activities for children.
It should be lots of fun. Why not come along and say hello!
Here are the finished scarves, all topped and tailed and ready to go out into the world! Although, as you can see they have already had their first outing into the Fife countryside. If you like them, you can now find them in my shop. See you there!
Click on these smaller photographs if you would like to see larger images of the Fife countryside at 8:30 am one sunny November morning.
I have just been weaving two wool and alpaca scarves. For the warp I used soft grey lambswool from a small mill in Aberdeenshire and for the weft, my favourite alpaca yarn from Devon. Take a look at how the weaving progresses.
First I warp up the loom, threading the wool through the heddles and tying it to the front beam.
Then I weave the weft yarn and the scarf begins to grow, slowly being wound around the front beam.
The second scarf with different colours.
Once the weaving is finished, the scarves are cut from the loom.
I am now in the process of finishing the scarves, which involves washing the cloth to sett the fabric, tiding up the ends and making the fringe. In the next blog I will be able to show you the completed scarves ready to put in my shop.