Van Life is a lifestyle that is growing. Many vanlifers buy and convert old vans to live in, part time or full time. We cheated, Peter and I bought our van converted by The Campervan Man in Adelaide. Arne's is a business that has had to pivot with the Covid19 pandemic. No longer are the… Continue reading Van Life
I haven't played with stick weaving for a long while. I was tiding up the store room and came across the sets of weaving sticks Peter had made for me, to use in a workshop I was teaching at the Clare Out Of School Hours Care. When I first opened the shop I did a… Continue reading Stick Weaving – School Holiday Crafts
Learning new things. Finger loop braids. I was watching Wolf Hall (again) and was intriguing when I saw a scene of Elizabeth Cromwell using her hands to weave a braid. Some net surfing later and I was ready to give it a go. What is Finger loop weaving/braiding? Fingerloop braiding is a way of making… Continue reading Finger Loop Weaving / Braiding
Liz's new book, 'Zero Waste Sewing' has me enthused to explore making my own clothing from my hand woven fabric. I made a jacket using Liz's new book. Now it's colder, I've worn my jacket a few times and always get compliments on it. My jacket was woven on an Ashford 80 cm ridged… Continue reading Garments from hand woven fabric
For me weaving is about the doing, the making not the finished product. I have a box in The Studio filled with little weavings. My weavings will never hang on a wall or displayed for all to see. They occasionally make an appearance when I teach a frame loom class. I put them in the… Continue reading Making Order from chaos.