Changing Skies

Changing Skies

Author Ange Sewell

The shift from the shortest day to having days with light in the early evening does seem to happen very quickly through January. Not that I’ve had too much time outdoors as things have been the usual crazy busy in the studio.

There’s a lot to be getting on with at the moment.

I’ve been working on a commission for a client that has got me working on a different colour palette for a change, and a different end material as it’s a fine wool from Jamiesons of Shetland so it gives a very nice and light cloth.

Shetland yarnSample scarf

Working on this commission has got me thinking about trying a new direction in my work and possibly dip my toes into something completely different. It’s still in the early stages so will let you know what it’s about in later posts.

I’ve also been working on commissions for scarves and trying to get through the warp on Vicky to make more cushions. I’m trying to use my handspun yarn as much as possible in these cushions and it’s been fun experimenting with colours and textures.

Handspun skyHandspun sun

The cushions are moving on and hopefully shall have some ready to buy in the next couple of weeks.

If you can’t wait that long I have created a new range of small cushions, Wee Woven Clouds.

Wee Handwoven Clouds

As you’ve probably guessed by now I love the weather and especially love clouds and their structures. These are the first in a new line of woven  clouds which will come in various colours and yarns, and as always I’m happy to make them to order if there’s a colour way you’re specifically after. You can find them in my shop to buy now.

I will be bringing these clouds with me to Edinburgh Yarn Festival, as well as scarves and cushions, and maybe another new product that I’m just waiting for the kit to arrive to make them. These will be for sale on my stand, as well as you will have the ability to have a go at spinning and weaving and speak to me if you want more information on my classes.

I have managed to get outdoors at times for the usual dog walks. The joy of January is that you can get to see sunrises and then later sunsets on the way to and from work.

Sunset through the treesShowers over the beachSunrise over PortencrossRainbow in West Kilbride

This morning the husband and I took a rare walk by ourselves with the dog down the beach. It’s been rather cold the past week or so, and it was fun to see all the frost and ice sitting on the sand and seaweed. Also, you can’t beat living here when you get to have the fantastic view of Arran on days like this.

Frosty paw printsFrozen ripplesFrozen ripplesIce crystalsSnow on Arran

And I nearly forgot, there have been classes too and I’m happy to report that more weavers and spinners have been created! Looms have already been bought by the students and I know that spinning wheels are getting eyed up too.

February is looking to be just as busy as I’ve got lots to plan and get ready for Edinburgh Yarn Festival, as well as weaving lots of things for selling too. Busy times are good.