Maniototo yarn

This all started when Mary Furness-Weir came to me with her Maniototo yarn (a knitting yarn) to see if I could weave with it. The Maniototo yarn was triple knit and a lot thicker than I am use to. I was amazed at how much bounce knitting wool has and when I was...

Nelson Art Expo

Nelson Art Expo was held last weekend 116 exhibitors most of which were paintings but there was also sculpture, woodwork, jewellery, mixed media as well as our weaving. It was held at Saxton Fields which is a large sports complex which they very sucessfully converted...

Warping problems on my last project.

I hate that feeling when you are a few feet into your weaving and you start to realize that the warp tension is uneven. You persevere with it, on the off chance it might improve. I will add it never has improved – just wishful thinking on my part. I was weaving with...

‘Learn To Weave’ by Anne Field

Mum’s book ‘Learn to Weave’ has just been published and what a delight to see it in print. I would like to think that she would have been pleased with it. The book has received good reviews which I am sure she would have enjoyed reading. Mum had...
60” AVL Compudobby Loom

60” AVL Compudobby Loom

I have finished the first warp on this new AVL loom (new to me). I have been very kindly loaned it for a year or two. Since it was my first warp I wanted quite a narrow simple warp. I have always wanted to try this design which is just using black and white, and a...

Gotland Fleece From Canaan Woolshed

Canaan Woolshed has just opened up at the top of Takaka hill. It is a lovely spot, they have converted an old woolshed such that you can have a pleasant drink and nibbles there. They have on display work from various local artists. There is a nice area to sit outside...