When I made the website, my friend who helped me said I would need a blog. My first reaction was nooooo, then I found once I started, I enjoyed writing a blog. I assumed that my posts would all be about textile related subjects, but I think it may veer off into other subjects as time progresses, like today’s post.
Its been a very busy few weeks in my world. Firstly, I supply a shop in Queenstown with my weaving and I was asked if I would dye 10kgs of Possum & Merino yarn for them. Usually I only dye yarn for myself and my own weaving, so the amounts are quite small. This was quite a task and I had to dye it in 500 gram lots and all different colourways. It was tricky trying to get bright colours when the base yarn was quite a dark grey, but I am very pleased with the results. [Read more…] about Possum & Merino Yarn
Usually at least once a fortnight I have a dyeing day. I love dyeing my own colours and with the method I use it isn’t an exact science, which makes each dyebath different and I can never repeat exact colourways. I like dyeing this way as I feel it makes each piece I weave unique. The only exception to this is when I dye solid colours. [Read more…] about From this to this
A large part of the weaving work I do is customer orders. It is impossible to have a full range of colours in every item and often a customer will want a certain colour or colourway to match an outfit or furniture. It really does mean designing a piece right there and then with the customer and that is a hugely enjoyable part of my work. [Read more…] about What I do