I’m falling in love with hand spinning….. It’s very challenging and I need to put in lots of hours of practice, but I feel very blessed to be learning something new and to be able to have even more fun with fibres and colours. So far there’s been plenty of lumpy, bumpy, wiry and woolly specimens coming off the spinning wheel, but I’veContinue reading “In a spin”
These two little messy little bits of fabric don’t really look like much, but they were the result of a lot of working out today and they will be filed with proper technical notes in my research folder. By putting tiny test warps on the loom, and playing with different variables, I can fairly quickly try out a newContinue reading “Sampling on tiny test warps”
Today the little studio had a visit from the lovely Richmond weavers and spinners group. I wasn’t expecting so many to come but somehow 22 of us squeezed into my little cottage studio and we managed to do a circle weaving workshop. Some people were even weaving standing up! It was such a hoot. IContinue reading “Packed to the rafters”
This little crochet bunny found his way onto my weaving. He very kindly brought some chocolate with him. Wishing you all a very happy and relaxed long weekend.
Yesterday, I learned how to use this rather large AVL sectional warping wheel. I used it to prepare all the vertical threads for my next woven fabric. The lengthy threads are wound in 5cm wide sections following a neat sequence. Each section is then wound straight onto my loom under even tension. ThisContinue reading “Warping wheel”