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