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I’ve spent the last few days dyeing silk yarn for a weaving project. I needed a very specific red and green, and two greys to give a neutral background. I bought dye powders for all the colours, mixing them into … Continue reading
Every craftsperson has a stash of materials and bits of equipment acquired bit by bit, not necessarily in a rational or organised way. I might see a few balls of yarn in a sale basket and think; they’d look good … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again – planning ahead for the shows I’d like to attend next year. The best shows have a vigorous selection process, which can mean quite a time sorting photographs, editing them to the required size … Continue reading
Busy yesterday making the warp for a silk wrap commission. Fiddly and time consuming as it’s mainly stripes of 4 ends each. Lots of changing colours, which slows the whole process down. I wouldn’t normally make a warp this awkward … Continue reading
And there it was, gone.
Final day of the show today, and I’m having a morning off. I had intended to have a bit of a lie in, but that was foiled at 7.20 by the hotel fire alarm! Fortunately it was a false alarm, … Continue reading
The days are beginning to blend into each other, but I’m pretty sure this is Friday. Lots of interest from visitors. Nice talking to The Campaign for Wool and the Worshipful Company of Weavers yesterday. And excitingly Osborn and Little … Continue reading
Here we are again. Surprisingly bright eyed and bushy tailed after the long day yesterday. We finished with free beer from Peroni and fizz from our tutor. Some people then went on to the after party. This pensioner decided not … Continue reading
0845 and here we are, all set up and ready to go. First lot of judging this morning. Already too hot!