Sparkly and Bright

It’s nearly time for the Great Christmas Market here at Founders Park, Nelson.  I’ll be there on Sunday looking after the Little Beehive Co-op stall. So why not come down, say hello and enjoy a little handmade Christmas shopping plus heaps of special treats.  I’ve been feeling very festive in the studio this week –Continue reading “Sparkly and Bright”

Woven  bird decoration – a kind of/sort of tutorial :)

I had a very rough idea about making a little bird decoration from my woven circles. This is what it looked like in my sketchbook.    And this is what I did – step by step – just in case anyone out there would like to make some of these too.  I think they couldContinue reading “Woven  bird decoration – a kind of/sort of tutorial :)”

Weaving for Blokes

It’s Father’s Day here in NZ soon, so I thought I’d weave a couple of men’s scarves to celebrate.  The loom was ‘dressed’ yesterday. Today I hope to weave samples of fabrics that are ‘not too fancy’, before weaving the lengths next week.  I’m imagining soft merino, small geometric patterns, deep rich colours…..Might be doneContinue reading “Weaving for Blokes”

On the looms…..

(Oops. I have now edited this post to include the photos that should have been in it! my apologies…..) The studio has been really busy over the last couple of months. Amongst other things, I’ve made a custom guitar strap, some cloth of hand spun wedding dress strips, some slightly Art Deco geometric wall pieces and aContinue reading “On the looms…..”