I’m pregnant, I have a cold and Hannah has started school….I have LOTS of excuses!

But I don’t really care if anyone wants a reason for my silence, shit happens – and blogs aren’t top priority when you are throwing up every day, your 3-year-old has hit “toddler-dom”, school, wakeful nights and tantrums all at once…and recently I have a sinus head cold to make me feel like crap. ThereContinue reading “I’m pregnant, I have a cold and Hannah has started school….I have LOTS of excuses!”

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Reading too much

The sad truth and hard reality of hand loom weaving in Ulster, especially around south Down / South Armagh. I actually spoke to John McAtasny in 1994/1995 when I came home from art school and was looking to buy a loom. He called as he saw my want ad in the local paper – notContinue reading “Reading too much”

More Wool, a bit of Linen, Dobby heads and Curry

Superquick update: I’ve been weaving with wool; Neki needs some linen (and I’ve got shed loads of the stuff); Neki says she just “found” a random dobby head in her studio; (1. how big does your studio have to be to just have a dobby head lying around and 2. Rub it in why don’tContinue reading “More Wool, a bit of Linen, Dobby heads and Curry”

Another long gap

I had such grand plans to update this during the Christmas holidays – and here I am, back in Barcelona, after 3 weeks of Ireland and Derbyshire, and I am sitting in front of a computer again for the first time in that whole period…It’s been a bit hectic with Hannah being ill (one tripContinue reading “Another long gap”