“Maypole”

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So this fabric has made its debut in the world! It can be found here as wraps and here as a sling on the Oscha Slings website.

If you spend any length of time in the world of handweaving then you can’t help but notice the current trend for handwoven baby wraps. In fact, there are several weavers whose practice is entirely devoted to them, and there are some lovely wraps being designed and made. In the last few months I’ve had so many enquiries from would-be customers that I could do nothing else for years and still have too much on my plate. But that kind of single-minded production is not for me!

I was very pleased when Zoe approached me with the idea of weaving fabric for Oscha, because it allows me to develop designs, play with colours and do all the things I like doing, without having to set up a whole new business framework to manage it – a much more manageable commitment for me. We’ve made a plan for four seasonally themed designs and I’m working with ideas around music and dance, hence “Maypole” with its pattern of ribbons.

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In other news, I’ve marked twenty stats assignments, wet finished a trial piece from the lambswool warp and made my first foray into fly-shuttling. The sun came out and the WordPress app is driving me nuts. Its consistently bad behaviour is quite an achievement. I particularly admire the way it saves your draft posts but only shows you the previously saved version, staying precisely one step behind the whole way. This kind of time-wasting innovation is exactly what one looks for in new technologies.

Maypole” was posted by Cally on 22 March 2014 at http://callybooker.co.uk

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5 Responses

  1. Margreet
    | Reply

    Cally, what a great collaboration here! Looking forward to seeing the next ones you will design for this project.
    How do you like your fly shuttle so far?

    • Cally
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      It’s working surprisingly well! Given my total lack of experience I was expecting a messier start, but as long as I keep a steady pace it basically does all the work itself.

  2. Karen Philpott
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    I love this cloth. Bonny, sunshiny and watery all in one!

  3. Sandra Rude
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    DH says it might be the browser, not WordPress. He suggests trying Control-F5 (if you’re on a PC) to force the browser to get the newest version, not the one it has in its cache. If you’re on a Mac , you’ll have to google the key-combination to do the same thing (in Firefox it’s Shift-Command-R; don’t know about Safari). Let me know if it helps…

    • Cally
      | Reply

      I’m fine in the browser, Sandra, it’s the app for iPad which doesn’t behave itself. I had hoped to make more use of it so that I can post from the studio and not wait until I am in front of the computer at home – but it just doesn’t work reliably.

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