Here’s a quick little project tutorial so you can weave a super-sweet watermelon decoration. I’m hanging them on the Christmas Tree this year (Yep, we have a summer Christmas here in lovely New Zealand) 1. Gather your supplies. You will need a Circle weaving loom, small amounts of thread in watermelon red, black, bright green,Continue reading “Sweet watermelon circle weaving”
I was lucky enough to stay at Whanganui Inlet (Westhaven) on the West Coast of Golden Bay last week. Far away from anywhere, the stars were even more awe inspiring. I woke up a couple of times very early and the southern cross was slowly turning right before me. We’ve had a few days ofContinue reading “Magical Southern Cross”
Spring has well and truly sprung here in Nelson. The kowhai trees are in full blossom and there is fresh growth everywhere. This week I’ve been weaving some wash cloths in bright and fresh green colours. I love making these little cloths – and they make a useful gift.
Twill Textile Design will be moving on from this Railway Cottage studio at the end of the month. It has been an amazing space to design, weave and teach for the last four years, but the lease has come to an end, so it’s time for a change. The good news is that I shallContinue reading “Just to let you know….”
I’ve been working on a couple of new looms sizes recently. The first one is a bit bigger than my usual looms. I’m hoping they will be good for blanket squares – and for weaving these – my new favourite and very useful cotton/linen dishcloths. So far so good. And fun too! I also madeContinue reading “Big and small”