I’ve been working on a new design idea this week. Not sure if what I have in mind will quite work; so I’ve set up my loom with fresh cotton threads to start weaving samples next week.
Those of you who know me, are aware that I am a bit of a geek about textile machinery. I’m mainly obsessed with looms, but also get excited about yarn winding gadgets, warping mills, bobbins etc. I took a break from weaving and looms this week, and instead dusted off my very old knitting machine – a very basicContinue reading “Textile machinery and knitting for a change”
Just in case anyone needs more yarn for circle weaving, I now have some ‘Extra Threads Packs’ listed in my little Etsy shop. There are 10 different colour stories to choose from here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/261895961/extra-yarn-pack-for-circle-weavers Also available at The Little Beehive Co-op, Hardy Street, Nelson, NZ 🙂
It’s nearly time for the Great Christmas Market here at Founders Park, Nelson. I’ll be there on Sunday looking after the Little Beehive Co-op stall. So why not come down, say hello and enjoy a little handmade Christmas shopping plus heaps of special treats. I’ve been feeling very festive in the studio this week –Continue reading “Sparkly and Bright”
Last weekend I managed to squeeze in a few very satisfying hours of hand spinning. This is a very special project I am working on – it involves the deconstruction and up-cycling of my old wedding dress. I am totally in love with the process and the results warm my heart. These ‘art yarns’ are soft, unique andContinue reading “Handspun. To be Handwoven”