This week on the loom…

It has taken me four days to get a design idea to this stage of weaving. 

Still not totally sorted, but am loving the problem solving process and giving my brain a workout. The colours and natural yarns are also quite yummy.

This piece is for an upcoming exhibition, but you can have a little peep. 

Beachcomber, dreamweaver

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 of silvery sparkle.

Think I’ll call it a ‘dreamweaver’ – maybe it looks a bit 1970’s, but spending an hour quietly making something with natural elements has made me really happy 🙂

beachcomber-dreamweaver

Tapestry Weaving in March

Weave your own contemporary wall hanging. Using small frame looms, you will explore simple weaving and knotting techniques and have fun with colour, texture and shape.

Sessions will be from 7-9pm every Thursday evening in March (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th) and will be held at the Little Beehive Co-op in Nelson. Please plan to come along to as many sessions as you can in order to complete your piece – weaving is slow and steady work 🙂 Each session costs $20 plus a little more for the yarns and materials you use.

Everything will be provided but you’re welcome to bring along any special materials you wish to incorporate in your piece. You might also like to go foraging or beach combing for a strong driftwood stick (or something similar that is about 20cm long) to hang your piece from.

There are only 4 places left, so please book soon.

A5 Heart weaving kit Workshop feb 10th and 11th 2017

 

Bright sparkly colour

…and a little Christmas luxury.

I’ve been interested in Shibori for a long time and would love to one day hand weave a piece that gets transformed using this ancient pleating, binding and dyeing method.

In the meantime, I sourced some fine, plain silk scarves and started practising. Definitely need to master a more methodical pleating technique, but I think there is potential for further fun/experimenting.

I really love the intensity of colour on the lightweight, shimmery silk – my favourite is the green/jade one which is also a large circular infinity scarf. These are ‘one-of-a-kind’, have just been delivered to The little Beehive Co-op range and between $55-$70 each.

Twill textiles will be having a little Christmas break next week so I wish you lots of happiness for a joyous and peaceful holiday. xxx

Yarn Fun

Having some fun with gorgeous colours and fibres.

New summer-time tassel garlands made this week. (2.5meters long $37.50  – custom lengths and colours available at $15 per meter )

I also made some ‘Twine’ on my old ashford spinning wheel. It’s great for gift wrapping and craft projects. ($4 for each 5m length)

Available at The Little Beehive Co-op, Nelson or message me if you would like some direct.