…..I’ve been working on everything all at once. Some chunky knits for the Little Beehive Co-op shop, some warming hand weaving, and an exciting design collaboration with my studio buddy Nester prints .Here is a little sneak-peep – still a way to go yet.
Sometimes I take on a big project and really challenge myself.
This commission has me slowly but surely weaving four wall panels – juggling many colours, shapes and techniques.
Still learning lots and loving it.
New tiny ‘sea escape’ weavings woven this week – using hand dyed silk, cotton and merino.
I’ve been wanting to make one of these wall hangings for a long time. I simply tied on some natural textured yarns onto a piece of driftwood (using larkspur knots); attached some delicate beach finds; did a bit of hand weaving over and under groups of threads here and there; and finally, added a touch of silvery sparkle.
Think I’ll call it a ‘dreamweaver’ – maybe it looks a bit 1970’s, but spending an hour quietly making something with natural elements has made me really happy 🙂
Something soft and pretty for a new baby girl.
Working out weave structures, motifs and colours for my new mini collection today. Inspired in part by lovely fair isle knitting but mostly by these ‘Fair Isles’ of Aotearoa.
So far so good but, still some way to go.
At lunchtime, I went for a little walk around Founders park and was wowed by this sight. The deep pink blossom carpet on a cloudy day just made me smile – and feel blessed that my studio is situated in such a pretty heritage park.
I’ve been working on a new design idea this week. Not sure if what I have in mind will quite work; so I’ve set up my loom with fresh cotton threads to start weaving samples next week.