Wednesday, 7 December 2011

The Weave Shed..

Check out 'The Weave Shed' (http://www.theweaveshed.org/)A professional weavers website, please find more information below from the site itself;

''The Weave Shed is a website for weave designers with a portfolio practice, payee, mills, independent, designer makers, tapestry, artists, educators and students. The site is funded by The Worshipful Company of Weavers and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of The Arts London. The contents are compiled, collated and edited by Philippa Brock and Eleanor Pritchard. Website design and build by Colin Buttimer.
The Weave Shed is a resource site, providing a portal to available weave resources on one site alongside an active blog featuring weave-related stories, news, up and coming events and featured weavers. We’re a community site and encourage all users to participate in its growth. The information here is from the professional UK weave community and the editors.
We welcome all relevant input from users: for feedback, suggestions, information to be added or updated for the resources pages and for weave-related blog features. All contributors to resources pages will be acknowledged on the site and links to their own online resources added where possible. We also have future plans to develop pages for weave-related historical & cultural studies and a newsletter and we welcome any suggestions.''

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Merchant Square Christmas Craft Fair

I will be selling my handmade and handwoven products this Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th December at the Merchant Square, Candleriggs, Glasgow, the Christmas market will begin at 11am-6pm on Saturday and from 12noon-6pm on the Sunday.
There will be Handwoven cushions, scarfs, purses and much more at my stall as well as many other
traders selling hand crafted goods such as jewellery, candles, cards, photography, aromatherapy products, art work, baby clothes and cupcake.
Why not come down and buy a treat for your self or for a loved one......

Getting there.......
Merchant Square is located on Candleriggs in The Merchant City just minutes away from the center of Glasgow’s main shopping area – Buchanan Street and the famous George Square.
It is also only a 5 minute walk to the nearest train station at Queen Street. There is ample parking in nearby parking bays or NCP car parks.
There is also easy access to M8 motorway.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

New Experiments

I seem to have signed up for an awful lot of Craft fairs this November and December, yikes so I'd best get weaving. Here is a wee look at what I've been up too..





Above are a few photos of my beautiful friend Audrey modeling my latest hand-woven scarf designs.
I will be posting dates & directions for the craft fairs I'll be taking part in so you can come & have a look & feel at what I've been up to & maybe even make a purchase......

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Honda - Made in Britain



I'd like to say a massive thank you to Honda Made in Britain and the three judges


Adrian Clark, Editor of Shortlist Mode Magazine, 
Alexandra Fullerton, Director, Stylist Magazine and
Teleri Lloyd-Jones, Assistant Editor of Crafts Magazine 


for choosing me as their competition winner, below is the image I entered. I was completely shocked when I found out.



We truly are a nation of talented crafts people and designers.....Thank you again...x
http://www.facebook.com/hondamadeinbritain

http://www.craftscotland.org

Saturday, 26 March 2011

The Incorporation of Weavers of Glasgow

I have just found out that I have been sucessful in recieving The Incorporation of Weavers Scholarship Fund 2011, yipppeee and a huge thank you to the Deacon - Aileen Brodie,
Ex Deacon - Maria Mac Kellar and Collector and Ex Deacon Charlie Newlands.
You can find out more about The Glasgow Trades House and the associated trades by clicking on the link below.
http://www.tradeshouse.org.uk/

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Laos Textiles






































video

Unfortunately I didn't weave any of these stunning fabrics myself but I did get the chance to visit Ockpoptok (see their web address below) and take a trip out to the village where all their fabrics are woven, such skilled and beautiful people.......

http://www.ockpoptok.com/index.php/home

http://www.fibre2fabric.org/

http://www.laotextiles.com/