Thursday, 28 June 2012

I LOVE weaving because ....

I LOVE weaving because of the way I came upon weaving by chance at university. I joined BA (Hons) Textile Design at  Nottingham Trent, tried tasters of all specialist areas. After the first time weaving I knew it was for me

I LOVE weaving because my parents bought me an old counterbalance loom for Christmas.  It was all wrapped up in Christmas paper. First time in my life I was speechless.

I LOVE weaving because there are so many outcomes for fabric (Texture, Colour, Pattern, Scale)

I LOVE weaving because I am a magpie for bright colours

I LOVE weaving because I like the fact that I do it all start to finish - making the warp, beaming that warp, threading heddles & reed, tying on the loom, weaving, and finishing

I LOVE weaving because I can make some extra money doing something I enjoy

I LOVE weaving because of the thrill of people buying and using my handmade goods.  Even if people don’t buy from me, I get terrific feedback from people at fairs and markets

I LOVE weaving because the process is ordered and has a clear beginning, middle and end

I LOVE weaving because all the other weavers I have met are so friendly and helpful   

I LOVE weaving because of the physical nature of the process and it keeps my mind active

I LOVE weaving because I don’t think I will ever run out of new things to learn and figure out and think about

I LOVE weaving because I love fabric and it makes me happy

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Forest Photoshoot in Boldon

 Even the odd photo of me (the one with the short hair)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

To do list (in an ideal world)

  • More handwoven fabric and product commissions and build portfolio
  • Teach weaving to a wide varriety of people through workshops, tasters and demos
  • discover more amazing art and textiles in the UK by visiting galleries/exhibits
  • Carry on selling both online and offline, have more stockists
  • Become a local brand

How do you set up a Loom?

Many people I have met since I have started weaving always lots of questions. They seem to ask the same question 'How do you set up a loom?' or they dont understand how weaving works generally. These photographs below hopefully will briefly explain what preperation goes in before i even start weaving

Winding the Warp on

Threading Up 


Tying On  

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