Life in Colour – there is no other way

As I work away with wool and black and white, I can feel a revolt coming on – it’s like working with linen and thinking that mohair is a good idea  – (actually, no – it’s  not like that, for that is insanity). I love weaving, and I love colour, the two are irrevocably tiedContinue reading “Life in Colour – there is no other way”

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”

Rebirth – in gentle golds and soft wools

 So after a lot of debate I decided to get back to what I love – colour and structure. Klimt had more than a small hand in the influences for this belt, but I have to say, I’ve not taken one photo that actually does this justice. It is such a gorgeous blend of warmContinue reading “Rebirth – in gentle golds and soft wools”

Industrial Revolution, Spinning Jenny…and Why fairies need scarves

So, after a lot of family drama, we eventually made it over to England to visit Hannah’s great-granny Violet,  meet up university friends whom we’ve  not seen in almost 15 years, and then up to the north, to see Matt’s parents. “Too much (non-relevant) information” for a weaving blog? Well it turned out to be more ofContinue reading “Industrial Revolution, Spinning Jenny…and Why fairies need scarves”

Revolution or Evolution – but definately not involving Handwoven

Well, something that dragged me away from feeding Hannah or singing the annoying repeat of her Fisherprice train – the latest edition of Handwoven magazine – Warning – this is a long rant! This arrived a few days ago – if anyone from the US reads this, they’ll be thinking that’s a bit strange, IContinue reading “Revolution or Evolution – but definately not involving Handwoven”