About me

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A handweaver on Scotland’s east coast

wet cloth, colour and form

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I have been trying and failing to get a picture that would show you the rust weft pattern on the loom. Here is the best I could muster: Perhaps you can see the outline of interlocking rectangles, or perhaps not. … Read More

colour update

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I know, I know, I said there’d be a weaving update, but this is very nearly almost weaving. When I first posted about the “serious” colour scheme, I linked to this useful summary of Goethe’s colour triangle and illustrated the … Read More

the world of the Ps

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Health warning: this is not a post about textiles. It is a post about cats which, as everyone knows, is even better. I thought I would update you on the life of the Ps (Polly and Phoebus) since they feature … Read More

exuberant trimmings

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I am sure many of you have been following Alison’s progress towards this fabulous Tudor outfit she made for a demonstration. Well, I was shamed by the lovely cord she made for her petticoat into crossing something off my to-do … Read More

new game

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Playing with LibraryThing! You can now find me and quite a lot of my books on LibraryThing. In an amazingly short space of time I have been able to add most of my weaving books and some spinning, general textiles, … Read More

pattern appearing

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This is the sort of pattern I mean: i.e. athough the overall shape is quite simple, it took quite a lot of planning to get it set up just the way I wanted.  I hope you can see the wavy … Read More

weaving personality

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This is a subject which has popped up twice in less than a week, so I thought I would allow myself a few moments to muse on it. Over at weaving today, which is the online extension of Handwoven magazine, … Read More

fallen off the map

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This is a good thing — to be in uncharted territory — isn’t it?  It seems that I have been weaving warp-facd structures for such a long time that I had rather forgotten about weft. Weft? That thing that holds … Read More

warps and leeks

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Here’s a very quick update. The first serious warp is beamed and ready for threading: I daresay the colours will show up better when they are no longer in the shadow of the back beam… And I also have a … Read More

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