Would you like to learn to weave?
Happy Wattle Hand Weaving is owned & operated by Emily Travis and based in Bairnsdale, Victoria. I’m proud to be part of the East Gippsland community, and hope that I can inspire and encourage you on your weaving journey!
The typical ‘first project’ on any loom might be something like a scarf or a table runner – a simple long, thin rectangle of cloth that needs no further work once it’s off the loom and wet-finished. Sometimes it’s hard to see where to progress to from there… And especially if you’re already a knitter… Continue reading What do I make with a rigid heddle loom?
This week I received some exciting mail – the 2021 Woolcraft Schedule for the Australian Sheep & Wool Show held in Bendigo, VIC. The show was cancelled for 2020 and so I did not get a chance to enter any exhibits last year, but I thought this might be a good time to reflect back on my experiences from 2019…… Continue reading Craft Show Entries
The final step of weaving your cloth is (usually) to give it a wash – wet finishing. Depending on your fibre and intended use of the cloth you might have different aims for your wet finishing. Maybe you don’t want it to change much and just want to give it a quick and gentle soak… Continue reading Wet Finishing and Fulling