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2018 Workshop Tutors : Renee Callahan

We are delighted to also welcome back Renee Callahan.  We had such fantastic feedback from everyone who took part in her sold out brioche stitch workshop last year, it was a no brainer to invite Renee again. 111 more words


Biscornu Tutorial

It may seem complex to obtain this strange shape that doesn’t seem to know whether it’s a sphere or a cube (more info about biscornus¬† 330 more words

Finishing Techniques

Backstrap Weaving - Starting Small

I am back in Bolivia and as much as I wish I could throw all the lovely silk I bought at the ANWG conference in Canada earlier this year onto my backstrap loom and weave something large and lovely, I realize that I am simply not in the best state to do so. 2,315 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Iceland Project #1

I’ve started work on the Iceland project, mentioned in my previous post!

I started with a mind map of words that I associated with Iceland, ie tradition, ice, wool, cosy, aurora etc, and looked online for images that portrayed the feelings I wanted to create with this project. 790 more words

Research And Learning

Backstrap Weaving - Racking up the Miles

From sunset in Phoenix….

to Jacaranda season in Sydney…

I am back in Australia after visiting with backstrap weaving friends in the USA. Why am I back here again? 2,549 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Backstrap Weaving - Simply Silk

All I can talk about this week is that I finished THE silk piece…hooray, hooray! and that I learned more about ”hard” pressing.

I started this long project last (Bolivian) summer having brought back lots of lovely 60/2 silk from my trip away. 1,061 more words

Backstrap Weaving

Backstrap Weaving - Over the Hump

I am back home and over the hump. Normally I don’t have a hump to get over because, as soon as I return, I simply jump into a new exciting project at the loom that has been slowly developing in my head during my travels. 2,730 more words

Backstrap Weaving