The old loom works again! I spent a few days rebuilding it and dressing it with a nice new warp. Then worked out how to get the ancient IBM computer running with giant floppy disks and MS Dos commands. Finally, I learnt how to input my own weave structures and got the computer talking toContinue reading “Big loom”
Coming up Next Saturday 24th February 10am-4pm, at Founders Park, Nelson. $120 for the day. All materials provided and you can take home some little looms to keep weaving at home. Further details and bookings can be found here… https://www.nztextileexperiences.com/workshops/upcoming-workshops.cfm/event/weaving
Kicking off the new year with a quick, fun little weave. I first saw this woven planter project in Maryanne Moodie’s Book ‘On the Loom’ and wondered if I could make it using my circle loom and an empty yarn cone as a guide. It worked out pretty well and now have a tiny hangingContinue reading “Happy 2018”
Here are the little brooches Rosie and I made together. Each one features a hand woven or printed fabric with some exquisite embroidery stitches, placed snuggly in shaped wood frame with a ‘vintage look’ brooch pin on the back They’re now in the Little Beehive co-op, Nelson and are priced at $35each. If anyone wouldContinue reading “Birds and clouds”
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.