Went for a little walk recently and was totally inspired by the amazing autumn colours. Warm yellow ochre, red rust, paprika, plum, warm sand, olive and sky blue. So out came the yarns and a colourful yarn explosion took place in my little studio. By the end of the day, a new scarf warp was designed and made!Continue reading “Autumn”
So excited that these are now ready and available in the Etsy shop and at The little Beehive Co-op, Nelson. Each kit makes 1 pretty embroidered bird brooch and there are 5 designs to choose from. The kits are designed and made with love in New Zealand and are a special collaboration between Twill Textile Design andContinue reading “DIY bird brooch kits”
Here’s a very small woven wall decoration I made for a wee corner of the studio. I improvised with my square loom plus some scraps of thick wool and cotton. It was really fun and quick to weave. I also wove some small squares to use as make up remover wipes. They are made ofContinue reading “3 square loom weaving projects”
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.
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 ofContinue reading “Beachcomber, dreamweaver”