Evaluation time

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I’ve been sampling for the first in a series of hangings

promising start

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More promising than I expected, in fact. I got myself into a ridiculous pickle over my deflected double weave (DDW) tie-up. I had planned to weave it on the Delta using a skeleton tie-up so that I could mix and … Read More

my best-looking customer

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At this time of year I don’t often get to see Stuart in daylight: during the week one or other of us will be out of the house by 7.15 am (and often much earlier) and we aren’t back in … Read More

midwinter treats

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At this stage of the winter I really do need a few treats. I am up to my eyebrows in work of every description — except for the work I want to be doing at the loom — and the … Read More

huck lace draft

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The creative redhead who blogs at Handcrafted with Altitude asks whether I will share the draft I used for the crinkly merino/silk scarf in huck lace. The answer is yes, certainly. I planned a threading on eight shafts — and … Read More

the perfect weft

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I have become completely addicted to this 30/2 Nm silk. The colour is called “gunmetal” and it goes with everything. I used it in the previous crinkly scarf and then again in this — another — crinkly scarf. The first … Read More

nicely crinkly

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Here is the merino-silk combination straight off the loom and looking rather stunned, as they often do. I treated it the same way as the sample. First I washed it ever so gently in the sink, using Ecover’s “Delicate” as … Read More

of cashmere and consolation

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Hey, more snow! We had quite a good weekend, with sufficient sunshine to cheer us up and even bring about a bit of thawing. This morning, however, it was heavily overcast and snowing again. Grumpy bit follows – skip to … Read More

adjustments

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There have been many over the last few weeks, but the truth is that, for all the adjusting in the world, I am a rubbish invalid and a worse convalescent. The good news is that I have started weaving again. … Read More

on the sofa

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I have a new silk warp to beam on the Megado, a new hemp warp already underway on the Delta, and a sprained ankle on the sofa. This is Not Good. But, hey, at least it is Not Broken either. … Read More

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