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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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Post-Edinburgh Yarn Fest......and Go Louet!
April 30, 2016

Post-Edinburgh Yarn Fest......and Go Louet!

Well then, Edinburgh Yarn Festival has been and gone and was indeed a lot of fun. There was also a declaration at the very end of the last blog post that promised a follow up blog post on how it all went.  Well Ange is far too busy weaving like a demon at the moment so the honour has passed to me - Mr Weft Blown - this time for my inaugural blog post.  I cannot argue really since I did volunteer to get involved with helping run some of the bits and pieces at Weft Blown HQ!

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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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Where it started
September 16, 2015

Where it started

It’s been nearly 10 years ago since I started knitting. This is quite a significant milestone as so much has happened in my life after learning how to make connected loops using pointy sticks. I started knitting when I became pregnant with my son Thom as I needed something to do to help me from […]

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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 – Yarn
June 16, 2015

Sunsets and Showers – Yarn

After gathering all my photographic inspiration of the wintry sunsets and showers of West Kilbride, my next task was to find yarn. This is the fun bit in weaving as it means scouring through shade cards and websites, and then squishing lots of yarns. The choice of yarns is really important to me as I […]

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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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Changing Skies
February 04, 2015

Changing Skies

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 […]

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New Year News
January 07, 2015

New Year News

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the new look website. The reason for a fresh look is that I wanted to have a clean and fresh start to the New Year, and I wanted the whole look to be more me. Hope you like how its turned out and do let me know if […]

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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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Refreshing London
September 24, 2014

Refreshing London

September has proved to be a very busy month. The first week was taken over by the reconstruction of the front studio. A new wall has been built to split the space into two studios. It was a bit scary at first, but now it’s done the space feels a lot cosier and not as […]

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Scottish Maritime Museum
August 31, 2014

Scottish Maritime Museum

Today I was at the Scottish Maritime Museum doing a weaving demonstration. I am shamed to say it was the first time I’ve ever been there, but I will definitely go back as there’s lots of interesting things to see and do. Here’s some pics of things that caught my inspiration. It was a fun […]

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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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Inspiration
August 04, 2014

Inspiration

This summer has been inspiring for many different reasons. Our summer started off in Devon, which is somewhere that is always beautiful. We did our usual mooching about beaches to try and find fossils, as well as to build sandcastles. We also visited the Eden Project in Cornwall where inspiration came from the plants, as […]

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July 14, 2014

New Designers

It all seems a bit of a blur now, but at the end of June I was in London for a week exhibiting at New Designers. My work was part of the Bradford School of Arts and Media stand, where I was with the BA students and two of my fellow HNC classmates. To say […]

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June 19, 2014

Inbetween

I’m in the middle of my one and only week at home in June this year. Last week I was back down in Bradford for the preview night of the degree show. It was lovely to go to as my mum, husband, and son came with me and they really enjoyed seeing everything finished. They, […]

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June 08, 2014

It’s done!

Well, I did it. I finally got my final collection for college completed and set-up for the end of year show. For once, I actually nearly managed to do the time management thing and only had a couple of things to do when I got to college. Of course, those things take ages to do. […]

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