I weave at my home on the Shropshire/Welsh border – the Welsh side of Offa’s Dyke; the English side of the border. After a life-long interest in textiles – sewing, knitting, spinning – I finally have the time to devote to my main love, weaving.
Currently I specialise in silk scarves and wraps, usually in a riot of colour! I have recently started dyeing the silk yarns myself, and love the bright, vibrant colours I can achieve. Because the colours are the main focus of the pieces I use simple weaves, twills that have been used for centuries. Working as I do, completely by hand – and foot! – that link with weavers past I find very satisfying.
Currently I have two looms; a small one that I use for sampling and for narrower items like scarves, and a much larger Swedish loom that is both my main workhorse and a beautiful example of wooden engineering.
I am also inspired by the functional beauty of traditional Scandinavian textiles, and weave a small range of dish and/or hand towels in linen. Lovely to use as linen does genuinely get better with age, but but because of the time they take and the cost of the yarn even I admit they’re ridiculously expensive! A luxury for the kitchen that has everything.
Commissions are always welcome; whether it’s a scarf to compliment your new coat, silk stoles for your bridesmaids, or hand towels to match your Aga. Please do get in touch to discuss your requirements.