Woven Rug

Woven Rug

This is the first time I’ve tried to design a “Summer and Winter” weaving project. It has two sides. So named because the “Summer” side was lighter, and the “Winter” side was darker. In days past many bed counterpanes were...
Onion dyeing with no chemicals

Onion dyeing with no chemicals

No fuss dyeing with onion skins! No mordants needed.Boil skins for about an hour.. Let liquor cool. Remove skins. Add wet fibre. Simmer for about an hour. Leave to cool in dyepot. Remove and rinse.The 2 skeins on the right are from the first simmering, and the 2 on...
Thomson Tartan Coasters

Thomson Tartan Coasters

Following on from the Thomson Tartan Tablemats I made, I decided to make coasters for this year’s family gathering. There are 18 coasters, and by the time I’d finished weaving them all, I was wanting to start a new project! It really did end up a Labour of...