Thursday, 28 January 2016

Saori Weaving

 A SWH Design
Saori  Hand Woven Shawl Wrap

Some of my Saori weaving will be part of a Saori Installation at The Forum in Norwich for Maker's Month.
 The exhibition will run for all of February. Please click on the links below for more details.'%20Month%20at%20The%20Forum/Makers'%20Month

Kim will be there with Saori looms for you to have a go and the local WSD guilds will also be there demonstrating spinning and weaving skills along with other interesting arts and crafts to fill the month with new ideas and inspiration.

The themes are;

YARN - Mon 1 - Sat 6 Feb
FABRIC - Mon 8 - Sat 13 Feb
PENCIL AND PAINT - Mon 15 - Sat 20 Feb
PAPER AND PRINT - Mon 22 - Sat 27 Feb

So if you are in the area it should be well worth a visit

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Casting On For 2016

 I'm Casting On A new year and new adventures!
I want to show you some "tools of my trade" my wheel, my loom, my needles and wool.
SWH Spinning, Weaving and Handknitting.
I Spin, my spinning wheel is oiled and ready for some work, some raw fleece and some textural coloured batts awaits.

I Weave, my Saori loom is dressed and ready to weave, I am taking photos of the process and look forward to showing you in more detail of my current project in my blog posts over the next few weeks.

I Knit, all my knitted work is hand knitted, some of my knitting needles are vintage as they belonged to  my Grandmother.  I  love to use them, they feel more special and remain just as functional- made to last in those days. I have been keeping the needles clicking over the Christmas break so have things to talk about and show you on knitting too.  

Here is some wool I recently brought to the front of my stock shelves!
 Over the festive period I rearranged my workroom as it was needed as guest room for family to stay. This means I have to have a big tidy up! things I had forgotten about,  put in boxes or stacked in coloured piles of woolly loveliness all have to be sorted through. It is a really good exercise and gives me a fresh look at my wool stock and a new rush of excitement and inspiration takes over, plus my workroom gets a good spring clean to start the year. 

Of course Skipper and I will also be Casting Off  on new sailing adventures too!
More about all of the above to come.
 Just to let you know I will be restocking my online shops soon so do please  pop over to view (click on my links in the right hand column)  hope you enjoy.