One Week Left

Just one week left before all my work has to be spick and span ready for marking for the end of year three. I’ve spent most of this week sorting out and tidying up, cleaning the space and making final decisions about positions of everything in relation to everything else and sorting out technical problems…

Spun Silk Warp

Stitching the silk warp Silk warp waterfall Today I finished warping up my hand-spun silk projector screen and stabilising the top with a red thread stitched through. The flow of the silk laid over the table caught my eye. It reminds me of currents in a river. Silk flow 1 Silk flow 2

Spin, Spun, Span

Spun Silk warp  I am planning on projecting woven film onto this spun silk warp screen… The process onto the produced. The balls of silk have such a lovely handle although every slight rough patch of skin catches on them. The visual texture of the silk is wonderful: wound into a ball, drizzled on the…

Spun silk

Two beautiful skeins of spun silk Plying Silk  Finally all my silk is spun, plied and wound into skeins ready for washing, drying and winding into balls… My hands will be glad of the change as silk, so divinely soft and lush to the gently touching hand, is really strong and needs a lot of…

Studio wanderings

 Just looking at the interactions between space, shape and colour… Fresh-cut Alder wood/Crottle dyed yarn Big loom/tiny looms soft lines/hard lines Yarn stretched tight/yarn hanging soft

Spinning Silk

Spun silk: doesn’t that conjure up something luxuriously soft and lovely? It sure doesn’t make me think of something likely to slice my hands as I make it, but I have come so close to doing just that as I learn how to handle this delightfully soft but fearsomely strong cloud of fibre. The finer…