Angela's Weavescene

Tuition My weaving Handwoven Scenes Handwoven Scarves Why I weave Weaving Terms

Weaving is a fascinating craft with so many possibilities. I started by weaving tapestries on a frame and then moved on to weaving rugs on a four shaft loom before becoming involved with fabric weaving. 

A selection of my pictures is on sale at North Farm Gallery in the Isles of Scilly I had a lovely week there in early May and hope to weave some more in the coming weeks

Visitors are also welcome to see my work at my home in Oxfordshire. 

Contact me on 01235 833361

 

News

 

I have set up a big frame for a Community Weave of Two Owls (the symbol of East Hendred)  People have helped to weave the branches for the Owls to sit on at the Hendreds School Fete  and our Village Street Party on 11 and 12 June.   will also be on show at Hendreds Open Gardens on 26 June and Owl Day on 10 July.  I will add photos when I have bought a new camera!

 

Course

 

At Ardington School of Crafts.  See www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com.

 

Weave a Scene Sunday 16 October 2016

Participants will use a Rigid Heddle loom so that a scene can be completed in one day. 

Whilst weaving they will experiment with techniques which can also be used on a simple frame.

 

Recent Weaving

Whilst preparing for my Spots at Stripes course at Ardington in April, I became fascinated by the patterns which can be obtained on  a rigid heddle loom warped for fabric weaving using different sequences with two colours in both the warp and the weft

 

 

 

 

 

 

My first piece of weaving on my new Ashford 8 shaft loom. The warp is silk noil dyed with indigo and brazilwood. The weft is a commercially dyed wool and alpaca blend. It is woven on an advancing point twill threading

 I have recently found out that Brazilwood is no longer available as it is classified as an endangered speicies.  I feel guilty about having used it.  I mainly use synthetic dyes for my scarves and pictures. I have recently been using indigo for blues but I normally used the synthetic form

The scarf beside it was woven on a similar threading. The warp is silk noil dyed with brazilwood and the weft is wool. It is very comfortable to wear

 

Waffle weave scarf. I found this one so soft and warm that I decided to keep it.  I am weaving some more with the same structure.  See  my article Point Twill and much more for more information on the weave.

I wove this wrap for my niece’s birthday. I made some ties on the silk warp and dyed it blue. I then added some pink dye and wrapped the scarf in cling film and heated in a water bath. I used an overshot threading so I could weave the white bands of pattern.

The wrap above was woven on the same  warp,  I had left sections out of the blue dye bath and then dyed them red.  I used two threads of black cashmere silk and two of navy silk for the weft. Again I did bands of overshot but it is more subtle as I used the same yarn for the pattern and the plain weave

 

 

This picture is based on a picture in Sue Lewington’s Scilly notes. Shortly after leaving it at North Farm Gallery on St Martins I took the picture below of the same view.

 

 Weaving courses in East Hendred, Oxfordshire  

Weaving a rug sample on a rigid heddle loom.  

My courses provide a starting point to this fascinating craft as well as the opportunity to extend your skills  

  Fee from £30 half day £50 full day

 

Options include -

a Taster course 

Weaving a Scene

 

 

More information

 

 

Weaving a twill sampler on a four shaft loom.

I go to  Restore's therapeutic centre in Didcot a day a week as a volunteer.  

Members have woven some lovely bags and scarves. We have also done natural dyeing, 

braiding and needle felting.  For more information about Restore visit http://www.restore.org.uk/

My article Varying the twill was published in the Summer 2010 edition of the 

Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

You can also read a follow up article Point Twill and much more

More about my weaving