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Wholly Lace

“Wholly Lace”, was the theme for this years swatch exchange. Each year the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston have a swatch exchange. The subject varies from year to year. 96 more words


Handmade Woven Birds Nests

For some strange reason, I’ve had an urge to make birds nests.  I can’t say I know where the ‘need’ and I do mean need, came from, but I know I’d gone to bed dreaming of them for a couple of nights in a row (maybe it means something, ideas anyone?). 694 more words


Guest Post: A Weaver's Guide to Swatching with Liz Gipson

We’re pleased to welcome Liz Gipson of Yarnworker.com to our blog for a special guest post! Liz is a weaver, instructor and author – you may recognize her from… 468 more words


Churchill Fellowship-ish

In truth my return has been a bit bumpy. I was so chuffed with how well I had managed while I was away, it was a bit of a shock to find myself so tired I could hardly function at all, and it has taken a good fortnight to start punching my way through. 523 more words

Event: Living with the Shahsevan – A talk by Richard Tapper for ORTS

Event date: Wednesday 19 April 2017, 6–9 pm

This is an Oriental Rug and Textile Society event.

Richard says: “I lived among Shahsevan nomads in the 1960s, when their weavings were almost unknown, or commonly labelled ‘Kurdish’ or ‘Qarabagh’. 187 more words


The Dog is Off

I am usually very conscious of what tools and items I am using cost. I really don’t like to waste anything. Alas, it has been ages since I posted about what was on the loom. 688 more words


In the Shadows

It is so nice to be able to weave again. The work is completed on the house, (sigh of relief). I have almost finished washing all the crystal and china to put back into the cabinets. 112 more words