|Watercolour Glass Dish|
Friday, 16 October 2015
Friday, 9 October 2015
Wool yarn from Texere Yarns
It's here! A big package of assorted yarns from Texere Yarns in Bradford ready for my next project. Lots of lovely colours (three shades of black) and some Chinese silk yarn for dyeing too. I love the aqua and pistachio yarn - can't wait to start experimenting.I'm also hard at work in the attic studio creating glass for several events. The new Christmas exhibition opens at Just Makers in Harlow Carr very soon and I also have events in Masham, Saltaire, Kelbrook, East Riddlesden and Headingley in November and December.
|Christmas Trees for Harlow Carr|
So glass versus weaving - which one will win out? It will have to be glass of course (but I can always weave instead of sleeping I suppose)
I have a weaving diary on Pinterest HERE
Monday, 5 October 2015
|Circles and Ovals|
I've been getting in lots of practice at this tapestry weaving malarkey.
My warp tension is improving and I'm not tightening the weft too much (although it could still be neater). I have been trying to weave circles and ovals using a wool yarn in flat colour. Placing a piece of white paper behind the warp has made weaving shapes so much easier. I have also woven another practice sample but it is so bad I'm ashamed to show it. It has some soumak that I tried to weave to outline shapes but, when I wove a vertical line, the soumak became thick and messy. I need soumak advice!
I have just ordered a lot of weaving yarn so I am expecting a big box of lovely colours to play with.
|Weaving on a canvas stretcher|