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

shadows

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For the last couple of weeks I have been enjoying the shadows on our kitchen floor. To produce shadows like these you need: a west-facing kitchen, the afternoon sun filtered through very tall trees, a slight breeze to move the … Read More

mud + cloth

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While I have been wittering on about braiding, colour and drafts, there is actually a whole bunch of stuff about the Albuquerque trip I haven’t even mentioned yet. One thing that hasn’t had a look in is the class I … Read More

back-to-work blues

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The fact that I have been back from my holidays for over three weeks ought to mean that I have settled down into a proper routine by now, but I still seem to be operating on less than half-a-brain. I … Read More

practising

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Firstly, I have been practising making my own cord. This has not been an instant triumph, but nor has it been a disaster; I just need more practice. I have set myself up with a peg attached to the shelf … Read More

serious wrapping

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Let me tell you about this little wrapping here: One of the sources which James Koehler drew on in the colour workshop was the picture you can see here — I am not sure what book it comes from, but … Read More

new ideas, version 2

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There are more of these than will fit in a single post, I am sure, but I have to start somewhere. At Convergence I attended a most thought-provoking day class with tapestry artist James Koehler on “The Emotional and Psychological … Read More

just wondering

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Catching up on some blog reading, I am intrigued by this art of the day object from the Met: The description of this Nigerian wall hanging explains how the weavers of the Niger region, with their strip-weaving tradition, went to … Read More

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