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. 

 

I normally have carves for sale at No Two Things in Didcot. www.notwothings.co.uk. and  at the Vale and Downland Museum 

in Wantage in the Winter

 

I will shortly be sending more pictures to North Farm Gallery in the Isles of Scilly  

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

Contact me on 01235 833361

 

Courses

 

I teach at my home in East Hendred, Oxfordshire 

 

and at Ardington School of Crafts.  See www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com.

 

Weaving Taster Day - Stripes and Zigzags, Wed 5 Apr 2017

Eight participants were busy weaving  two samples each.  One on a rigid heddle loom and  one on a  4 shaft loom 

 

Rigid heddle and four shaft looms

Weft faced sample. The white warp is completely covered by the weft

 

 

 

 

 

4 shaft sample.

Twill patterns with the white warp contributing to the design.

(The weft is going over two warp threads and under two)

 

 

Loom Weaving Workshop, Wed 18 - Thurs 19 Oct 2017

Weave samples on 4 shaft and rigid heddle looms and learn how to put a warp on a loom.  

There are plenty more patterns that can be woven on both looms if you have already 

done the Taster Day. 

 

A sample woven on a rigid heddle loom threaded so that both warp and weft show  

   

 

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

My Weaving 

 

 

 

 

 

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 species.  I feel guilty about having used it.  I mainly use synthetic dyes for my scarves and pictures. I have 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 nieceís 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 Lewingtonís Scilly notes. Shortly after leaving it at North Farm Gallery on St Martins I took the picture below of the same view.

 

  

More about my weaving

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/