Sustainable Production

We need to Stop our Throw Away Culture –  Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth!! We live in an era of single use objects, things that aren’t made to last, and where people discard of things easily. The time for well crafted products has come, things made to last! Items made with care, love, time and…

Fairfield Yarn

Established in 1987, Fairfield yarns is a traditional, family run, yarn merchanting business, based in Lancashire. Specialising in redundant stock of professional yarns used in industry. Its my favoriet place to buy yarn. I travel up from Devon to the shop which is located to the east side of Haywood, half an hour outside of Manchester…

Visit to Melin Tregwynt

24/02/19 Whilst on a trip around wales I visited the small white washed woollen mill, Melin Tregwent. Located in the remote wooded valley on the Pembrokeshire coast. The mill has been on the same site since the 17th Century and has been owned by the same family since 1912. The Mill makes beautiful  blankets, throws and…

Acid Dying

I love colour! So I spent a few days making my own! Acid dyes provide a simple system for use with wool, other animal fibres including fur, feathers, cashmere and angora as well as most nylons. The dyes themselves are not acidic, the word acid merely referring to the vinegar (acetic acid) which is used…

Indigo Dying

24.10.18 I dyed a cotton warp a few years ago in uni and absolutely loved the outcome and wanted to try it out again but this time using wool, so I decided to buy an Indigo kit and try it out.     1 large jar with lid, approx. 1 litre Stir sticks with at…

The loom of wonders

After finding it in near disrepair, I brought this Douglas Andrews 4 shaft table top loom back to life, and what wonders it has produced. I created a whole range of scarf designs, using some of the most simple structures, focusing mainly on colour with some attention to textures and detailing to create some beautiful,…

Visit to Knockando Wool Mill and The Final Products

In July of this year I was invited to Knockando Wool Mill, to see my winning design for the New Woven Textile Design award 2017 being put into production as both scarves and blankets. It was such a fantastic experience and a great opportunity to see the design coming to life on the looms. After…

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Raddon Cushion

The Raddon cushion is made from three separate weave samples, woven in double cloth. It’s backed with a subtle pale pink velvet. Raddon Top is a very special place for many people, its a beautiful walk and a place where people are left to rest. I often wonder how many ashes have been scattered underneath…