Address13 King Edward Street
Studio open by appointment outside the trail days
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I love weaving – in particular, tapestry weaving.
It totally challenges the fibre artist from the design aspect through to the actual weaving. In this weaving, a Swedish cotton yarn
is used as a warp and is completely covered by a wool weft.
The design, or cartoon, is drawn on paper and placed behind the warp.
Hand-dyeing of the weft and blending multiple strands creates huge possibilities with the colours. In this way pieces can be woven that exhibit shading, contrast and depth.
The challenges are endless combined with different weaving techniques.
I also weave more functional items like scarves and throws. Recently I have started pursuing Saori, Japanese free style weaving.
Come and see the weaving looms in use and enjoy the atmosphere
of a working studio.