Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Back from Beaumaris. Great weekend, sales were good but the weather was pretty miserable for the whole weekend. I ended up wearing a thermal vest most of the time!!!! I did hope to take some photos of the Menai Straits. The only time I could get out and take the photos ie early in the morning and in the evening (when we finished) you couldn't even see over the straits properly. Lovely sunshine on the drive home till Llandudno though

Monday, 16 May 2011

Woven Welsh Dragon

First one off the loom About 16" x15". Need to find a frame for it now and give it a good iron

Friday, 13 May 2011

New scarf off the loom. 16 shaft fancy twill. 75% wool 25 % other fibres

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Latest scarf off the loom. Woven on my 16 shaft loom in a fancy twill weave
At last I have finally decided which weaving technique for the pictures. This has just been washed but not ironed

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

This was taken walking along the canal yesterday morning at around 7am. It was a really beautiful spring morning, till the heavy rain started a few hours later
The next sample is done. This is not a viable way to weave pics for sale as it takes too long and I really can't see people paying the price. One more sample to do which hopefully will be quicker. Could not face getting the iron out just to iron these so a bit creased LOL

Friday, 6 May 2011

First sample done for my new product. This is woven as double weave structure. A few mistakes in the weaving but I have got the weaving techinque sorted. When it was washed the wool(red yarn) puffed so it looks quilted. 2 more small samples to go. One as double weave pick up and one a finn weave that is quicker. Once I have worked out which one is best I will be weaving a Welsh dragon picture. Watch this space

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

My stand at Erddig

The ups and downs of a craft show

Set up on Thursday at Erddig and finished hanging everything on Friday before we opened. A man with 4 children came round in the afternoon and fell in love with a silk wrap and bought it for his wife and said she would adore it. Only sold a couple of small items that day. On Sunday the weather was lovely but a bit windy. More people visited and late morning in came the wife with the wrap wanting either an exchange or her money back. It was quickly apparent that she wanted the money as she didn't even look at all the other wraps. When I took it back to check if it was still OK she hadn't even taken the wrap out of it wrapping! Pretty bad day as sales were pretty awful.
Sunday the weather was lovely and loads of people came round who seemed more interested and sales were better. Still didn't make up for the weekend though. Ah well onwards and upwards towards the Beaumaris Festival