Just to let you know….

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 shall still be working with Nester Prints from a new location – so watch this space – and you can always find us at the Little Beehive Co-op and on-line.

A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all visitors, weaving students and the supportive community at Founders Heritage Park. x

ps. This large beaut computer-aided loom is now listed for sale on trademe. I shall miss my trusty work friend, but it’s time for me to downsize.

https://touch.trademe.co.nz/listing/view/1758749231

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Sea of stars

These winter months, I’ve been looking out across the water and up to the stars.

In celebration of our clear, sparkly nights and inky blue seas, I have woven and embroidered a set of small circular wall pieces.

Hand stitched Southern Cross
Quietly under the Southern Cross

Railway Cottage Studio Pop-up at Guild Dunedin

Twill Textiles is lucky be part of a guest artist pop-up shop at Guild Dunedin this month. And I have teamed up with three other crafty Nelson friends Nester Prints, Rosemary Horn and Tiny Pocket.

We often work together here at the Railway Cottage and collaborate on projects and products. Last week we sent a selection of handmade goodies to our friends at The Guild. We included our favourite hand woven and printed scarves, craft kits, art prints, cards, purses, bags, brooches and necklaces.

Plus a few new items that we have been making altogether for the last few months – including these soft velvet Huia bird Cushions.

A big thank you to The Guild Dunedin for hosting us all of July

If you’re down near the south of the South Island you can enjoy a visit this beautiful shop gallery at 45 Moray Place, Dunedin.  Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Box of colours

This week I sat at the loom with a box of colourful bobbins on the bench next to me. I’ve been weaving some rich, patterned stripes as I near the end of the Autumn warp length. It’s really fun picking each colour to weave next…

I’ll post again once this length is finished and made into some cosy infinity scarves.

 

Autumn

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!

Can’t wait to get them on the loom. I’ll post some more pics once I start weaving.

 

Stripes

I’m using leftover bobbins of silk, cotton and wool to weave some colourful stripe combinations.

A few centimetres of each to be used as ‘blankets’ for some new Christmas decorations I’ve been working on.

Weaving a little bit of fun, merry and bright this season.