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October 23, 2019

Today, our exhibition Alive With Change opens at Bradford Cathedral and tonight is the Meet The Artists event from 7pm (refreshments from 6:30pm). Full pictures of the exhibition will follow soon, but until then, here are some sneak peeks...

October 4, 2019

Over the last year or so, most of my weaving time has been spent designing, sampling or weaving items for the forthcoming exhibition. Although lots of the designs have have the potential for it, until yesterday none of them had involved a traditional double clock block...

September 30, 2019

Why do I like this piece by Sue Nicholls? The actual image appeals to me. I like that sort of outline drawing of trees, and the colours. Also it's something I couldn't do myself, which I also find intriguing.

#Repost @suenichollsdesigns with @get_repost
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Day 26 of #sep...

September 29, 2019

I have a bit of a ‘thing’ about my selvedges when weaving. Some say I am too fussy and ‘fiddle’ too much trying to get them right.⠀

This image is from a small sample. Not a finished piece that will be used or seen by anyone other than me. I still couldn’t stop myself f...

September 28, 2019

I bought a pair of old linen sheets from a car boot sale, and, when I got home, found this sandwiched between them. I love the colours and pattern,the rusty needles still threaded as if the needlewoman is coming back to finish her work. I would love to know what it was...

September 27, 2019

As well as a hand weaver, I am also a handdyer. Today I am setting up for @yarndale and there always comes a point where it all feels very uncontrolled (or maybe I mean out of control?) when I’m partway through building the stand and it feels like I’ll never be done be...

September 26, 2019

Usually weaving is all about control – the weaver controls how the warp is put on the loom and how the weft is thrown and the loom controls how the threads are lifted. But occasionally it’s fun to let something else take control. This is a picture of a narrow scarf/ne...

September 25, 2019

I really admire the work of Jo Bee, and came across this picture in "Open Spaces", the latest book by Susan Guagliumi. This combination of delicacy and intricacy is quite seductive.⠀


#septtextilelove #septtextilelove2019 #detail #knit #lace #jobee #openspaces #susa...

September 24, 2019

This is a small sample for my current project.⠀

It consists of two layers of cloth, woven at the same time. The front layer is hand manipulated leno, leaving gaps where the back layer can be seen through.⠀

I don’t like this sample and will not be taking it further,...

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