I also like making felt, using merino fleece ornamented with silk and mohair, and combining this with weaving, knitting and crochet, I enjoy spinning, both wool and silk, but am not always satisfied with the result.
However I have found a use for my varigated yarns in patchwork knitting. Recently I have also been experimenting with yarn-shifting, a technique of producing small pieces of weaving to assembly into larger items.
njoy the challenge of making items for exhibitions. I also like to share my enthusiasms,with others, and membership of the Guild enables me to do this. Enquiris To Ann Evans, e-mail address....
Congratulations to Susan who has won second prize in the Swedish weaving magazine Vav Magasinet for a towel, which she designed and wove.
I was amazed when I heard that I had won second prize of 2,000 SEK.
It was displayed at the Glimakra Weaving Days in October.
I even had an e-mail from a Danish lady who has seen the display and wanted to know the pattern details I designed the towel as part of a set for a wedding present.
The couple had a dinner service from Denby called Azure 'bringing the Mediterranean to mind with cool aquamarine tones.
I chose the colours to blend in and designed a pattern of waves.
It is woven on 8 shafts with a cottolin warp and linen weft.
The tag for the towels has 15 pattern threads.
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I decided to put on a long warp on the loom to make three very different but co-ordinated cushions for the hall.
As you can see the book shelves are cubes, so wanted to reflect these in the cushions without making them identical.
The triptych wall hanging was also done to reflect the cubes. I wanted to make them without using a frame.
I had seen framed canvas in art shops and wondered if I could use them for this purpose these three were perfect, as they came as a hanging although I had to take them to pieces whilst weaving, during a family holiday in Cornwall, when my eldest Grandson was three, we spent many happy hours on the beach, beach combing.
He would find something, run and pick it up and say this is for your collage Nan, I just had to do something with them but first needed to get rid of the salty smell,so left them outside to the winter elements, which worked perfectly.
So the driftwood on the tapestry is from that holiday and is for your collage Nan.
Having made these three cushions I decided to try with another long warp but with finer wool and made three cushions for one of our guest bedrooms, the smaller cushion was made earlier to experiment with using different yarns, including banana yarn.
These cushions will be sent to relatives in Ireland
Spinner, Braid maker (Marudai), fancy yarns, dyeing, felt making, tapestry and Inkle weaving.
(Picture) Spinning demonsta
ration at RSPB..
multidiscipline......BA Artist, designer, craftsman (1986).
Multidisciplines. Specializes in crochet, also weaves, and makes felt, frequently combining the 3 disciplines:one-off fashion items -jackets, collars, hats, scarves or small runs of 3-dimentional artefacts: cushions, necklaces, bowls and boxes etc..
Work for sale, some commisions accepted.
Gives talks, demonstrations, and workshops occasionally....
....A late comer to the weaving craft and still something of an apprentice. More of an "artisan" than an artist, I am interested in the weaving of tartan using a four shaft table loom.
... BA Artist, designer, craftsman (1988).
Specialises In small woven tapestries. Also makes large hooky wall hangings, rugs and cushions. Tapestries include embroidery cotton, perle cotton and unusual yarns. The wall hangings and rugs are made from Durham carpet rug wool or plastic. The cushions are made from strips of material.
Work For sale. Variable prices. Commissions Considered. Enquiries please to:
Wenka Weightman... Weaver
Top & Scarf.
Materials in Silk, 30epi, threaded on eight shafts.
All woven on same warp.
Pointed Twill in carpet wool, different lifts on AVL loom 9 shafts + 2 for selvage.
Up Dated 7th March 2013
St Oswalds Institute, Church Street
Durham City, Co Durham, DH1 3DQ