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A Meteorological Weaving Journey
April 16, 2017

A Meteorological Weaving Journey

Hello everyone and welcome back to the Weft Blown Blog and hello to all of you who have discovered Weft Blown over the past few months.

This blog has been in hibernation over the past few months as we've been so busy keeping up with day-to-day running of Weft Blown that we've not had time to post.

However, things are now settled down now with my husband Rob jumping onto Team Weft Blown full-time and this blog can be brought back to life.

So, I thought it'd be good to use this blog mainly for my handwoven textiles and the process behind weaving them and starting with where my inspiration comes from.

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Time to Play
May 20, 2016

Time to Play

As usual its been busy at Weft Blown HQ as I have been working away on orders for lots of new stockists. I'm happy to say that all orders are complete for now and it's been great fun to work with such a lovely range of galleries and shops.

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Getting excited about Edinburgh Yarn Festival
March 15, 2016

Getting excited about Edinburgh Yarn Festival

For those of you that have read my last blog post you my remember that I said that I was heading off to Scotlands Trade Fair at the end of January.

After a lot of hard work and stress I got there and it went fantastically well. 

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Scrunchy Clouds
January 14, 2016

Scrunchy Clouds

Hello again and many apologies for the long gap between blog posts. 

Things have been rather busy at Weft Blown HQ with getting ready for Christmas fairs, being ill, and getting inspired by weather.

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How to Weave with Lithuanian Linen from Midwinter Yarns
September 24, 2015

How to Weave with Lithuanian Linen from Midwinter Yarns

During the summer the lovely Estelle at Midwinter Yarns got in touch with me to ask if I could weave a sample for them for their stand at shows using their Lithuanian Linen. This was very good timing as I had that day just been drooling over their linen Sweet Peas packs that they had […]

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Inchnadamph – The Cloth, The Land, The Earth
August 09, 2015

Inchnadamph – The Cloth, The Land, The Earth

One of the best things that has happened since I moved into my studio in West Kilbride, Craft Town Scotland, is making some fantastic friends with the other designers makers who also have studios. Jane Hunter is one of these people and she has her own textile art business called Jane Hunter Art, as well […]

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Sunsets and Showers – Scarves and Cowls
July 27, 2015

Sunsets and Showers – Scarves and Cowls

Sunsets ScarfThere’s been a lot of weaving going on and thankfully a lot of restful holiday fun too. The good news is that the Sunsets and Showers Collection is now ready and available to drift off to new homes. As you may remember the inspiration of the collection came from my winter walks along the beach and […]

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Waves in the Clouds Wraps
June 19, 2015

Waves in the Clouds Wraps

Over the past couple of months I’ve not just been working on the new Sunsets and Showers collection but I’ve also been working on a totally brand new thing – Handwoven Wrap I first worked on a prototype using a mix of Jamiesons of Shetland 4ply and Aran yarn and I managed to get this […]

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Sunsets and Showers – Inspiration
May 26, 2015

Sunsets and Showers – Inspiration

Even though the warmer Summer weather is trying to reach West Kilbride, my head is firmly stuck in the cold and wet wintry showers and the stunning sunsets from earlier this year as I am designing and weaving my new collection. As you might have gathered if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter I […]

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Edinburgh Yarn Festival
March 18, 2015

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

If you hadn’t noticed by all my Facebook, twitter, and instagram posts, I was at Edinburgh Yarn Festival at the weekend. I shared a stall with my good friend Karen at Once A Sheep. We also had great help from our friends Jane, Rosie and Seona, who we couldn’t have managed to do the whole thing without […]

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Off to Edinburgh Yarn Festival
March 13, 2015

Off to Edinburgh Yarn Festival

The car is packed, looms are warped, yarn is in, and I’m pretty much ready to head off to Edinburgh to set up for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival. I’m also taking with me all my handwoven things to sell and to make life  asker for me this section of my website will be out of […]

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1st Year!
December 05, 2014

1st Year!

A year ago this weekend I opened up my studio! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone and even better, how well it’s gone! The year started off with throwing everything into the studio and try and get some work made whilst trying to finish my course at Bradford College. I got there […]

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Settling In
August 25, 2014

Settling In

When I moved into the studio in December I pretty much threw everything in as I had to get my head down to weave all the things for college. So, it’s not really been working at it’s full potential as a work space and needed a shift around. It took a couple of days, and […]

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March 23, 2014

Commonwealth Weaving

Last year I was asked by North Ayshire Council if I would be interested in working with schools to create a handwoven project based on sports activities that could be link to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. As I thought this would be a great opportunity, and good fun, I said “yes”. For the past […]

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March 09, 2014

Catching Up

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. Really happy I took the […]

 

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January 18, 2014

Back to work

I have never wanted to get back to work so much after the Christmas holidays. Having my own studio space instead of working from home has made a huge difference to how I’m working. My part-time shop assistant, Gonzo the Springer Spaniel in the picture above, and I are having nice walk down to work […]

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December 28, 2013

A new year is coming

I can’t quite believe how busy this past year has been. Just a year ago I was just working away on my college projects and yarn club, weaving some scarves, as well as doing some teaching at Once A Sheep. Now, a year later, I’ve done lots more complicated college work, have a busy Yarn […]

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August 26, 2013

Breathe

Summer is now slowly ebbing away but things are still very busy at Knit 1 Girl 1. All things yarny had to cease for a few weeks as my asthma that hasn’t bothered me for years came back with a vengeance. Unfortunately, it seems to be triggered by hayfever, dust, and anything fuzzy or fluffy, […]

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June 25, 2013

Rush Hour

It’s been very busy here at Knit 1 Girl 1 over the past couple of months, and it’s felt like I’ve been in a perpetual rush hour. I’ve been teaching a couple of classes in weaving again at Once A Sheep. The first was another rigid heddle sample-it weaving day, which resulted in everyone being […]

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February 21, 2013

Ashford Sample-It Loom

As always things have been rather busy. Much of January was spent working on my second project for college. That project is now done and dusted and I’m now working on my next project. In-between college work I also managed to grab a new Ashford Sample-It loom. This loom is very cute and cuddly and […]

 

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December 03, 2012

Seamill Scarves

Winter has arrived nicely in time for the beginning of December. It’s turned very cold this past week and there’s snow on the tops of the hills. Thankfully this ties in nicely with my first proper collection of scarves that I’ve handwoven over the past two weeks. The idea I had for them was the […]

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October 30, 2012

Teaching and learning

Where is the time going! It’s nearly November and I can’t believe where the months are vanishing too. Think it’s this being kept busy thing which is making time evaporate. I managed to get all my work done for Bradford and made it down for the October teaching weekend. It was great to catch up […]

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May 22, 2012

Inspiration and Alpacas

A bit of weaving has been done lately, although not as much as I would like. Other projects keep getting in the way and I sprained my foot by falling off the sofa (only I can do such things) which had me laid up for a few days. However, I have had a chance to […]

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April 26, 2012

Onwards and upwards

Time keeps romping by at the moment and I keep getting to the end of the week and wonder why I’ve not gotten much done. I tried to remedy this last week by doing as much as I could of both the flaming wollmeise scarf and the rag rugs. The Wollmeise scarf is plodding along […]

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