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.
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.