Posted on 09 March 2014
My final weekend at Bradford College before my degree show went fine and I’m quite excited weaving my final collection. If the ideas work out it should hopefully look rather cool.
The stash also got enhanced with a trip to and a visit from Jim the yarn man at college.
This week in the studio has been busy.
I attended a Craft Scotland event with other crafters from West Kilbride. Craft Scotland are wanting to try and help crafters meet the tourist industry to see if there are ways to help business on both sides. I think this could be a great way to grow the business, so hoping that something does come from it.
I also had to strike some modelling poses as a professional photographer came round all the studios to get product photos as well as photos of us working. I remembered why I prefer being the one behind the camera.
On Thursday I also started a project with a school in Irvine to see if we can link sport with weaving. The first session was fun and next week the weaving starts.
A bit of weaving has happened as I’ve got a scarf woven and I finally got the blanket done that I’ve been meaning to do for ages.
The warp is New Lanark Aran and the weft is handspun fleece. The fleece was from woolfest and a rare breeds farm in Fort Augustus. I sorted and washed it myself, and it made me realise that I do prefer spinning from ready prepared fibre. The yarn itself was a bit ugly, but it looks much better woven. Just waiting to see how long it is before the dog claims it as his new bed.
This next week shouldn’t be as crazy, so hoping to catch up on more weaving for the house and the studio, and maybe for college too.