New Pop-up workshops

I'm having a little break from the social media circus. Emotions are more contagious than the virus and there are a lot of very stressed people on the social media channels right now. All with opinions they are expressing. Everyone has the right to express their opinion but we also have the right not to… Continue reading New Pop-up workshops

Education, weaving

Get Weaving – it’s easy!

Weaving with forked sticks as a loom. Getting started with weaving doesn't require expensive looms. You can easily make your own looms from what you find in the garden. I have used forked sticks often. The irregularities of the distance add interest and a challenge. Weaving can be a problem solving activity.  Handwoven magazine have… Continue reading Get Weaving – it’s easy!

Education, weaving

Stick Weaving – School Holiday Crafts

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

Education, Vintage, weaving

Finger Loop Weaving / Braiding

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

Education, weaving

Garments from hand woven fabric

  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