Sunday, August 7, 2011

An introduction to weaving, 14th August, Craft in the Bay

Want to learn to weave? Well, I'm running an introductory one day workshop for novices weavers at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, on the 14th August. Using pre-prepared 4 shaft table looms, you will learn the basic weave structures including plain weave, twill, basket, rib and hopsack...... and some more! There'll be lots of colourful and tactile yarns to experiment with.

If you're keen, then contact Craft in the Bay directly to book. (Tis a bargain £50).

Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Heal's Discovers

Symmetree Cushion
Symmetree Throw
Circle Line Cushion

Circle Line Throw
 I'm VERY excited to tell you that I'm part of the 2011 Heal's Discovers Collection. I created two exclusive designs, Circle Line and Symmetree which have been made into throws and cushions. The double cloth fabrics were woven at Melin Tregwynt in 100% lambswool. I actually worked on site at Tregwynt to thread up the looms: not a quick job!  It's been wonderful to take a design idea from a sketch all the way through to seeing it for sale in Heal's.