Over the last few weeks, I’ve been ‘breaking in’ my new loom.
So far, it’s been quite a slow progress with plenty of ‘scratching of head’ moments.
My father- in-law kindly helped me put it together on a hot sunny day.
I worked on linking it to my laptop, then set up some warp threads and finally got to weave a little cloth.
There have been plenty of teething problems along the way but it is a very lovely loom and I feel like we will become very good friends.
P.S. For anyone interested in looms; this is a narrow width 24 shaft compu-dobby made by AVL. The computer bit assists me with longer, complex weave sequences, but everything else about it still involves hand weaving.
The Wednesday Weaver students are flying along. So far, they have been weaving samples that explore different weave structures, techniques, yarns and colours.
Today they will be making a ‘mood board’ of their own favourite images and objects. This will be the inspiratinal starting point for a scarf or other handwoven item.
I love teaching this process and seeing each beautiful response.
I’m Back in the studio this morning.
Here’s a little preview of some students’ weaving from last month’s workshops.
Don’t forget; the Wednesday Weavers beginners course starts next week. Or drop by today for an impromptu taster session.
Twill textile Design now has a little online shop on Etsy.
So, from today, it’s possible to purchase the Circle Weaving Kits.
There are two sizes available and the kits come with everything you need to get started (apart from scissors)
You can also find instructional videos here.
Hope you’re having a lovely week.