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Two warps

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Herdwick rug wool

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And we have pictures!

So finally persuaded my phone to upload pictures so that I can post them here. Just three showing my initial rug sampling, mainly playing with rya.  My ideas have changed over the course of this teaching weekend, but there will … Continue reading

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Weekend Wanderings

No pictures with this post unfortunately – I’m in Bradford and my pictures are at home in Shropshire! This is when I find out if the work I’ve done on Project 6 so far is on the right lines.  All … Continue reading

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And on to Project 6

I spent a few days in the Lake District last autumn and dragged the friend I was with up Coniston Old Man.  Not all the way!  Just as far as the abandoned copper mine workings.  I love these old industrial … Continue reading

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Project 5 finished at last

Well, it’s been a while.  Unfortunately life got in the way in the form of my Mother’s death.  She was 96 and had a good life, so although it was very sad it wasn’t a tragedy.  But so much to do and … Continue reading

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Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

I know some people hate this time of year, just after the clocks go back and the days get shorter, but autumn is my favourite season.  Maybe it’s because I was a November baby, or maybe it’s just because the … Continue reading

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Sketchbooking

Something I’ve had difficulty with throughout the course so far is the sketchbook.  Despite the best efforts of my tutors I’ve not really grasped what is required.  I understand the words ‘show the process’ and ‘develop your ideas’, but how … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Well, I seem to have got behind with my blogging!  Clearly it’s not yet a habit.  So what have I been doing since I last reported? First weekend in October I was in the Lake District with a friend.  I … Continue reading

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Trees, trees, trees

As part of the latest project for my course I visited Powys Castle, an impressive National Trust property near Welshpool.  The castle gardens are rightly famous – beautiful herbaceous borders on a very steep terrace. Fortunately for my purposes it … Continue reading

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