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 a few little bookmarks.

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The spinning wheel has been busy too, making threads from merino/silk and also from some lovely wool from B’s sheep, whose names are ‘white spot’ and ‘bad hair day’.

twill textiles handspun

….and off the loom, possible new work is emerging and developing inside a tiny sketchbook.

new sketchbook project

The Wednesday weaving students have been really busy too with beautiful scarves, table mats, rugs, tapestries and tea towels.

Student work in prgress term 2 2015

Phew! time for a little break to recharge the batteries. Weaving class will begin again at the end of July. Ka kite.

Weaving gift

A thoughtful Dad sorted one of my weaving gift certificates for his daughter and her friend.

It was a real pleasure to teach these two young teenagers in the studio for a couple of hours last week.

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Ps. Gift vouchers are available from my studio and also at Founders park Windmill shop, Nelson.

If you would like to do a weaving workshop, and don’t need a gift certificate, just get in touch. You could even bring a friend or two and make it an event.

Summer Holiday Weaving Workshops

…..coming up this month.

Come by the studio, learn to use a table loom and weave a sample of fabric in your favourite colours.

Small groups of 4 or 5. Suitable for ages 6 to teens (approx.) – and adults are welcome too of course.

Session times are 10am-12 noon on:

Wednesday 7th
Friday 9th Jan
Monday 19th Jan
Wednesday 21st Jan
Friday 23rd Jan

$15 per person per 2hr session plus $5 for materials.

Please contact K to book your place.

Happy New Year!

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