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Things are changing!

I have recently put a new app on my iPad which means I can write a blog wherever I am. Hopefully this means I will blog more! We shall see…

Anyway, the main thing that is changing in my life is that I am now doing less shows, talks and workshops. This gives me more time to spend at home doing my own thing.

That ‘Own thing’ at the moment is weaving – I just love it and I thought I would share my experiences so far.

It all started Christmas 2011 when FC  brought me a Rigid heddle loom. Fantastic!

I got it from

Ruth, as ever, was very helpful, setting me on the right track.


This was my first scarf using some hand dyed Soliloquy yarn from Tall Yarns










I then realised that I wanted to take weaving a stage further and seeing an old Ashford 4 shaft loom on E bay I decided the time was right to move on. With the 4 shaft I could experiment with twills etc.






I also tried a bit of warp  dyeing – sorry about the picture!




As with so many things I soon outgrew the 4 shaft table loom – I was just so eager to do more!

I managed to sell the Ashford on E bay  to a lovely weaver in Edinburgh – Fiona Daly

Having seen so much about Schachtt looms and it was so near Christmas I decided to go for The Baby Wolf. Bought from the Threshing Barn in Leek. Janet Phillips was so helpful and encouraging. Textile folk are sooo nice!

I will sign off now but the story will continue in the very near future – promise!




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