Sunday, 27 March 2016

I seem to have had this weaving on the loom for ages.....maybe because in my head I am planning and weaving my next jacket! I have done a lot of spinning and really enjoy mixing and creating interesting yarns.  So watch for the next amazing creation....I have finally found suitable pattern which will be my basic will be looser than the coats....and I even plan a collar! It will be too bulky to face the collar with woven fabric, so I am playing around with ideas.  Yesterday I saw some luscious indian cotton that I thought could make a really interesting lining..... Can't wait to get started!  Today is Easter Day.  I hope you have all had a peaceful and joyful day x  

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

I've been away for a few days visiting friends and not too much on the creative front.  Today I did manage to do some carding before heading down to the beach.  I have now discovered that I am unable to take any more photos on my i-phone as storage is full,  It is such a mystery to me because I keep deleting my photos from the phone, but it says photo storage is full.....I think a visit to the Apple store is now imperative.  There is nothing more I can!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

The sun has arrived and we have all been celebrating this weekend.....suddenly there is once again an 'outside room'.....and people are smiling and enjoying the release from winter.  I have made the most off being able to get back to my art hut and the dye pot has been on the go.  This afternoon I wandered down the road to the beach with Jazmine (my faithful cocker spaniel) .... all in all, a pretty good day! Meanwhile, in the background, weaving and spinning continue, as do my plans for running workshops on Creative Fibres in the summer.  These were advertised earlier in the week, and already they are almost fully booked!  Help - I must prepare....Have a good week.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

I've finished the cowl and have enjoyed wearing it today.  I realise that I am building up quite a good 'woven wardrobe'!  I now have a casual jacket (my first cut and sewn project) and two coats (my second and third cut and sewn projects) plus two cowls or infinity scarves.  I guess I must make more things to sell - I have just started another scarf, but have an idea in mind for a loosely fitted jacket with collar (probably another one I'll end up keeping!).  After that I think I shall start making art-to-wear to sell.  Mind you, that will probably be towards the end of the year as I have a lot of fibre preparation etc to do before weaving starts!  Never mind, the lighter days are coming.  Today I visited a local National Trust property.  It was a real treat to be in an English country garden and breath in the hope of Spring.......