My Loom

I recently purchased this 1970’s Toika Liisa Countermarch Loom. I’m slightly unsure about this loom as I’ve never used a countermarch or counterbalance loom before, having worked on electronic looms at University. But I really wanted to get to understand how a loom works by putting the whole thing together myself and learning the basics,…

Winning New Woven Textile Design Award

Earlier in the year I entered the Knockando Wool Mill competition with two of my designs I’d completed whilst at University. Having been selected as one of six other finalists we were invited to the New Woven Textile Designer Award, which was presented at Scotland:ReDesigned’s annual Runway and Awards Presentation at #SRDGLA17. When they called…

Studio Life

I found the perfect little studio space only a ten minute drive from my house. Situated next to stunning woodland scenery and the River Exe (safe from flooding), the view out the windows can be a little distracting at times. The space is small but fits both my looms beautifully, with a mezzanine level for…

Volunteering

On moving back home in September I started volunteering at Cold Harbour Mill in Uffculme, one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK, having been in continuous production since 1797. I work on the factory floor helping to produce the beautiful yarns that we sell in the shop. Most of the yarn we produce…

Restoration Project

A few months back I acquired this very green, rotting and broken ‘Douglas Andrew’ table top loom. It was such a fun little project bringing it back to life, with the help of local craftsman Tim Hole . The loom used to belong to one of the local art collages located in Mid Devon, so…

Landscape Collection

This was my final collection at University.  Inspiration taken from the Devon landscape and field systems. I decided to continue on from the previous ‘pink’ project but up the scale and change the colour palette to tie in the the colours within the landscape that were around at the time of year (Autumn/winter 2016/17) x4…

Pink Collection

This was my second to last collection at university,  I loved how I was able to achieve so many totally different outcomes from one warp, every sample is totally different to the next, achieving an extensive range. My aim now I have graduated and begun setting up my own business will be to re-develop a…