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Cauldrons of wool


dizzy enjoying her new bed

I grew many flowers in the valley for our sons wedding, collected lots to dye my Jacob fleece, mixed with onion skins and a sneakily bought Cochineal, alum mordant. Art yarn spun on my Ashford county 2 (still getting used to it), woven on my Brinkley Loom. Fabric needs finishing and will then be made into cushions for a lovely lady who commissioned them.


Autumn weaving


So, with all that yarn, some free weaving on my Ashford knitter and the results drying on the line.IMG_0349 IMG_0351 IMG_0350

Hand woven with hand spun and dyed wool mixed with silks, alpaca etc


Some woven cushions inspired by walks in nearby woods when they were full of the most amazing foxgloves. I am just loving my Ashford knitters loom and free weaving.








Three cushions made with bluebell wood weavings


Soon to be for sale on Esty…when i work out how to!! Don’t think i will put them in the caravans. By the way Ruby is ready for hire, just awaiting her gorgeous stripy awning to arrive, more photos soon. Check out http://www.devonvalleyglamping.co.uk




bluebell wood inspired weavings made into cushions

bluebell wood inspired weavings made into cushions

DSC_0925 DSC_0927 DSC_0929 DSC_0931 DSC_0934 DSC_0936 DSC_0937Three cushions made with Devon Wildlife Trust Halsdon bluebell wood weavings. This was so much fun, I have backed them with some fantasic  blue fabric. Nicola Wood produced several designs for Heals in the early to mid 1960’s. Her work is rather distinctive, all the pieces I have come across have a very painterly, abstract, expressionist quality. ‘Vibration’ is typical of this style.  The fabric is 100% cotton barkcloth, very typical of the period.