Monday, May 30, 2011
I've finally gotten around to photographing a sample for a new range of scarves. The colours available in cashmere from Avril are pretty amazing that, amongst others, I couldn't resist using the super saturated turquoise for this small run. I really want one for myself, but I think I'll be last on the list. Once woven, the final design will look a little less like stripes and more like large blocks of colour. When you're using cashmere, you don't want to hide it in the warp yarn. Using a double-faced twill means that the colour will be saturated on both sides. Oh and Nigel Peake, he's awesome too!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I've been trying to fit everything into my week since starting a new job. Let's just say there hasn't been much time for weaving. Pauline, a talented friend has opened a pop up store on Lygon Street East Brunswick called Pop Craft for which I was to supply scarves and jewellery. The jewellery is complete and hangs alongside work by label Stella Has Knits. The weaving however, will take me a few more weeks to finish. The store occupies a single shop front in the Harvest Textiles building and sells beautiful knitting yarns, along with work from emerging designers and installations by local artists. Gus Kemp's work features this fortnight. Also on offer are classes by amazing hand knitter, David Pearce and machine knitting classes by Leeana Edwards. If you're in the neighbourhood, it's worth a look. More photographs to come.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I've been wanting to try my mum's recipe for doughnuts for the longest time and finally got around to it today. Unfortunately, there is no photographic evidence of my labour. It was late in the day when I got started and by the time I had filled half with pasty cream it was dark outside. Bomboloni have to be my all time favourite sweet. Saint Johns Bakery in London still has the best I have ever eaten, and will probably remain so until I return. As to my effort, a ten out of ten by my sister and a superb from my niece was high praise indeed. I've been staying at a friends this week, so perhaps I'll have to whip some up to say thanks. So, here are some other things I've been working on and looking at. My yarn has arrived and I've been lusting after so many of the interiors in Handcrafted Modern. Thanks Rowan and Saan.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
It's been a little quite on my front, but I've been busy with new things. My yarn order arrived so I can finally start weaving my scarves and a little collaboration with jewelers Rowsaan has yielded this; a Huon pine pendent with a sterling silver hand made clasp and silk kumihimo braided rope. All for a limited edition project in the works. Will get back to you with opening dates.