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May 22, 2014

Breezing along

I’ve pretty much been attached to my loom for the past couple of weeks. Thankfully, this does mean that my college work has been coming along well and I’m still on track time wise for getting things done. Those that know me know that this is a very rare thing for me as I’m usually […]

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May 05, 2014

Weft Blown

There has been a bit of a delay since my last blog post as I have been rebranding and overhauling my website. I’ve decided to change my business name to Weft Blown, as Ange Sewell – Knit 1 Girl 1 was getting far too complicated, and didn’t really say anything about weaving. Weft Blown is […]

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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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February 26, 2014

Sky project

It’s coming up to the end of February so it must be time for me to head back down to Bradford for college. I’ve been having fun with my final project, which is based on the idea of the sky above you changing on a daily basis. The colours are of an ecru background with […]

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February 05, 2014

Cool blue

As with all things yarn related, I do occasionally mutter the words “I’ll never do ….. as it’s too faffy!” These things have fallen by the wayside, such as I’ll never get a spinning wheel and then a few months later owning my own. Another one of these is I’ll never try natural dyes. So, […]

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January 30, 2014

Head in the clouds

It could easily be said that my head has always been in the clouds. From my constant daydreaming whilst growing up, to then actually being able to study and work on atmospheric stuff when I got older. Now my head is returning to the clouds for my final project at college. My inspiration is from […]

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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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December 05, 2013

My Weaving Studio is Open

After 2 van trips, a lot of sorting out, and emptying of my front room at home, I am now well and truly settled into my new studio and I’m just so happy it’s all happened. This is the back studio where I’ll be weaving and teaching my weaving and spinning classes. The space is […]

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November 24, 2013

It's happening!

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks, but finally everything is coming together. My college work is starting to literally take shape. I’m designing a woven three-dimensional rock pool, complete with seaweed and shells. Getting the actual shape is proving to be quite a technical challenge, involving me having to tension the cloth by […]

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November 11, 2013

Space

So my plans on regular blogging have, as usual, fallen by the wayside a bit as life has majorly gotten in the way. The house decoration, as always, took a lot longer to complete, and this prevented me from being able to get near any looms for a while. They’ve all been found again and […]

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September 23, 2013

Cloth and Memory 2

This post is a little bit later than intended due to manic weaving for the craft fair last week. On the last day of our week at college we went and saw Cloth and Memory 2 exhibition at Salts Mill. It’s a stunning exhibition and well worth seeing, and here’s some pictures I took on […]

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September 12, 2013

Colour museum

Today we had a trip to the Society of Colourists and Dyers museum in Bradford. They have exhibits of printed, fabrics, dyes, as well as cool looking dyeing things and machines that could easily be found in the Tardis. Colour matching machine Dials on the machine Examples of the method of printing Tools for making […]

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September 10, 2013

Being a student

I’m back at Bradford College for a whole week to carry on with my second year of HNC Contemporary Constructed Textiles. This time we’ve got our own study space, so it feels like we’re proper students with our own wee areas to cover in ideas, inspiration and artwork. Here’s my highly organised space. I seem […]

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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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April 29, 2013

Flowing Ripples

To say it has been busy in the world of Knit 1 Girl 1 lately would be a bit of an understatement. I’m really starting to believe there’s some issue with the space time continuum in my studio as time flies by and I don’t feel like I’ve gotten much done. Thankfully, I did manage […]

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March 18, 2013

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

I’ve been to a few yarn festivals now over the years, but Edinburgh Yarn Festival that was on this weekend was one of the maddest and fun ones I’ve been to. My friend Karen, who runs Once A Sheep yarn shop, decided to take a stall, after a bit of persuasion. She decided to take […]

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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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September 07, 2012

Learn Something New

The schools are back which means that I can get on learning and weaving myself, and also I can start to teach others various yarny things. I’ve finally managed to get my warp that I started in Bradford onto my table loom at home. This isn’t something I really want to do again, mainly because […]

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August 23, 2012

Bradford and other travels

Apologies for the huge gaps in posts. I know I promised I would be better at this blogging thing, but it’s been a hectic few months. First of all I should have a quick mention about my trip to Woolfest. A group of us from the Guild and Once A Sheep invaded Cockermouths Travelodge at […]

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