This rich, vibrant colour combination was inspired by my daughter who is now a young adult- who is passionate about social issues and dives right into whatever she does in life.
When I offered to weave her a scarf for the cold winter months at university, she immediately said ‘yes please-red please’
I loved weaving these variegated stripes of crimson, red, rust, hot pink, burgundy, teal, gold.
There were four slightly different scarves made from the same warp length. One went to my daughter, so now there are three left – one here, one at the Little Beehive Co-op and the another at the Wow gallery, Nelson. Made from soft natural fibres -merino, alpaca, silk and cotton – plus a little bit of man made yarn for some sparkle.
Spring has well and truly sprung here in Nelson. The kowhai trees are in full blossom and there is fresh growth everywhere.
This week I’ve been weaving some wash cloths in bright and fresh green colours. I love making these little cloths – and they make a useful gift.
Softly striped scarves inspired by snowy mountains nearby and a Sunday walk to the Whispering Falls just outside Nelson.
Textured whites, creams, greens, blues and greys – with a little sparkle here and there.
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.
Here’s a very small woven wall decoration I made for a wee corner of the studio. I improvised with my square loom plus some scraps of thick wool and cotton. It was really fun and quick to weave.
I also wove some small squares to use as make up remover wipes. They are made of machine washable organic cotton which is sooo soft and gentle.
Lastly, some tree decorations. Squares folded in half diagonally and stitched into triangle shapes. Glue a cinnamon stick inside and stitch a sparkly star on the top.
Both these little looms are available from my Etsy shop here.
Ps. There is free shipping within New Zealand from now until the end of the year!
New tiny ‘sea escape’ weavings woven this week – using hand dyed silk, cotton and merino.