dreaming of the new year
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What does a weaver think about while she is matron of the cat ward?

weird fabric
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What’s this? Other than a relic of the 70s, that is…

weave twitching
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Interesting wool and silk throw seen in a shop today – one for the double-cloth-with-a-difference section in my structure-spotters notebook! It comes from a company called Broste Copenhagen and its official online home is here. “weave twitching” was posted by … Read More

sticky stuff
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Since yesterday’s brain pain I have been on a journey through the weaving books which has become steadily stranger and stranger. The root of the problem is a structure called Brighton honeycomb. It isn’t a structure that I have ever … Read More

curved triangle drafts
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Right, back to weaving business! Here, thanks to Amy, are the rejected and the now-in-use drafts for curved triangle shapes. I started with the idea that a pattern of these shapes would leave a pleasing pathway of plain weave through … Read More

pattern appearing
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This is the sort of pattern I mean: i.e. athough the overall shape is quite simple, it took quite a lot of planning to get it set up just the way I wanted.  I hope you can see the wavy … 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

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

extreme preparation
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Having spent the best part of two days with my stripey fabric (shown above before wet finishing), I am finally ready to start assembling my trousers. The washing led to more widthways shrinkage than I was expecting — from approx … Read More