Warp-weighted loom

My warp-weighted driftwood loom has been part of my practice for ages now, but has been rather in the background for some time. On bringing it back into my studio after the summer away I decided to finish weaving the length of fabric as I no longer need it part done in my installation. I…

New Highland Contemporaries 2

My loom and film installation is on view in the New Highland Contemporaries 2 exhibition in Nairn this week!  For details of times and dates please see here

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

Exploring Twist in Wild Fibre

Fine Roots  Wandering by the Findhorn River on a rare and precious half hour off of essay writing. I can never leave my creative practice behind though. Every where I look I see things I could spin, things that will give my fibre colour, things that make links in my thoughts with my studio practice….

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