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 carpetContinue reading “Sampler”
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.
Two knitted infinity scarves (hand dyed mustard yellow and sparkly sea blues.) And one hand woven summer woodland herringbone.
At the beginning of a project I always weave fabric samples to test ideas, play around with yarns and colours or to try out different weave structures. This is one of my favourite parts of the design process: though it results in a big ‘stash’ of little hand woven fabric samples. I’veContinue reading “Big stash of small hand woven samples”
Small heart weaving kit Also available at the Little Beehive Co-op and The Windmill Shop at Founders Park, Nelson NZ Might try and run a workshop locally on this easy little project – …will keep you posted…..<3