Thoughts & Records

Connections

This is a written version of a short video that I made as part of the Voice of Video project run by the Great Alpine Gallery. You can see my video, and those of other artists, on the gallery website here. This is not a direct transcript, but it’s based off the ‘script’ I used…

East Gippsland Winter Festival 2022

Don’t despair as the days draw short – come celebrate the season with some warm, woolly weaving workshops! I’m so pleased to be part of the East Gippsland Winter Festival program again this year, running TWO workshops at Iceworks in Lakes Entrance. Sticking with the winter-warming theme, I’ll be running another Iloomination workshop if you…

New workshops added!

Just a quick little update post… I have added new dates for Full Day Workshops for September and October 2021. I’m also starting to look at scheduling workshops for the summer holidays – for example a variation of the Iloomination workshop but Christmas-themed! I am hoping that I can run an intermediate tea-towel workshop soon…

Weaving with handspun (part 1)

I have been spinning for about 3 years, and have gradually built up a stash of handspun yarn that is waiting for a suitable project. Like many with a creative mind, my Projects-To-Make list is rather long and grows at a faster rate than I can actually craft, so it’s taken a while for the…

What do I make with a rigid heddle loom?

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…

Craft Show Entries

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…

Wet Finishing and Fulling

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…

Choosing Colours for Houndstooth

I had some fun this week picking out colour combinations for the upcoming Houndstooth weaving workshops. It’s a very striking, classic colour pattern and I love how it looks so effective and impressive while being really very simple. The trick is getting a good amount of contrast between your colours (and it applies to other…

Exciting things looming ahead…

I’ve received some very exciting packages this past week and have been busy with the sandpaper, paintbrushes and varnish. I’m building up my fleet of rigid heddle looms with the aim of getting some workshops running in late November &/or early December. I will have two beginner level workshops ready to start with – an…

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