I enjoy weaving pictures based on seascapes and landscapes. A selection of my pictures is available at North Farm Gallery in the Isles of Scilly.
I also like weaving scarves and experimenting with some of the many possibilities with this amazing craft. Teaching weaving is very rewarding because of interesting results beginners achieve. I am also intrigued by the colour choices people make.
I have been experimenting with textured weaves which can be woven on a rigid heddle loom. There is always something new to try with this amazing craft.
I will be at Abingdon Craft Fair (8-10 November) and at Ardington School of Crafts Winter Fair on 24 November. I will be demonstrating and letting people have a go weaving as well as selling scarves and pictures. Members of the Oxford and Kennet Valley Guilds of Weavers Spinners and Dyers will also be spinning at Abingdon
The Oxford Guild of WSD meets at Beckley (NE of Oxford) on the third Saturday of the month. The Kennet Valley Guild of WSD meets at Greenham, Nr Newbury on the first Saturday. Visitors are very welcome at both Guilds.
I give two talks:
Some ten thousand years of textiles
Silk from cocoon to scarf
( I do spin some silk for weaving pictures but my scarves are woven from commercially produced yarns. There is not enough time in my life to spin all the yarns I use!)