The Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers 270 summer 2019


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The Journal is the quarterly magazine of the UK Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers. Our high quality issues, in print and digital formats, are published in February, May, August and November.

It is produced by a team of volunteers (the Journal Editorial Committee) who commission, write and edit copy, which is set out in each issue by a professional designer. The volunteer editors are ordinary Guild members who serve for 3-5 years in set roles and are elected by the AGM of the Association on a rolling basis, and normally recruited by advertisement in the monthly Association Newsletter. The management of the Journal’sfinance, advertising and subscriptions is similarly undertaken by volunteer Guild members.

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#270 Summer 2019

In the final part of our series on Designing with Colour, Cally Booker, Matty Smith and Alison Daykin share their different approaches, with the common subliminal message : sample! Another warm summer could inspire you to try solar dyeing after reading about Christina Chisholm’s experiments; or take an historical perspective with Carole Keepax’s  interesting postscript to Susan Dye and Hannah Sabbertons’ article on Norwich Red in the Colour Issue (J267, Autumn 2018). Colour is a major focus for Mark Cullen’s rug designs, and Janet Phillips shares her design development to create her very colourful Cosmopolitan Cobblestones scarf.  Or, for something completely different, turn to Michael Williams’s precision construction of his Great wheel, and the advantages to her wider spinning community of Chris Pegler’s CoA learning journey.  Visit Kurume Kasuri textiles in Japan with Beryl Cole, or closer to home Christina Chisholm explains the reasons for keeping detailed records of spinning projects.


Innovations in Weave Design, Marian Stubenitsky, page 7 ,
Rug Weaving, Mark Cullen, page 10 ,
Record Keeping for Spinners, Christina Chisholm, page 13 ,
A recipe for ‘Norwich Red’ on Wool, Carole Keepax, page 14 ,
Designing with Colour, Matty Smith, page 16 ,
Colour in Practice, Cally Booker, page 17 ,
Colour Proportion in Design, Alison Daykin, page 18 ,
Modesty and a Fine Great Wheel, Katharine Bagshaw, page 19 ,
Time to Dye, Christina Chisholm, page 22 ,
Readers’ Showcase : Cosmopolitan Cobblestones, Janet Phillips, page 25 ,
Unintended consequences of a CoA Journey, Chris Pegler, page 26 ,
Karume Kasuri Textiles, Beryl Cole, page 28 .

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