In November 2003 I had my first encounter with a 4-shaft loom. It is a funny sort of loom – clearly homemade and featuring a number of idiosyncracies – but I liked it so much, that I bought it the same day. In the ten years since that moment of woman-meets-loom, I have re-fashioned my home, my work and my entire life around my love of weaving. That was unexpected.
I reckon a decade of weave-upheaval should be marked in some way, so here is a little giveaway: a free Graffiti scarf to one person chosen at random. If you would like to enter the draw, please leave a comment on this post before midnight (GMT) on Friday 6th December.
The winner can choose between this mainly blue scarf…
…and this pink-purple scarf,
so I hope you’ll find you like one or t’other. I will put it in the post as soon as you’ve decided and — for most of the world — it should be with you in time for Christmas.
This would also be a good time to say thank you to all the lovely people who have supported me on my weave-journey so far. So to my teachers, friends, long-suffering family, fellow-weavers, customers, students and – of course! – blog-readers: thank you. Thank you very much indeed.
The next decade starts tomorrow!