Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Stitching the smock

Stitching onto the smock ... 

I’m finding the back of the stitching as interesting as the front.

Carolyn Sibbald

Thursday, 13 May 2021

The Lingering Brain

As shown by neurological research, the capacity to create images in our minds is essential for human learning and wellbeing.

I am showing our brain lingering at the threshold, through which text and image are inextricably linked.

Carla Mines

Monday, 3 May 2021

Small Weavings

I've been dyeing yarns and then weaving on a variety of small looms recently. 

First of all is a landscape triptych completed on a tapestry frame ...

Then here is 
a strip of little woven landscapes created on a tiny fixed heddle loom. The warp is only 2" wide and the whole loom measures only 3"x 5.5". Apart from the bottom piece, the rest all use hand dyed threads done over the past 2-3 months. Now it might be time for some more dyeing sessions to see if I can get a wider range of colours. 

This time, I'rying out some new cotton yarns on the tiny fixed heddle loom to see how they might go together. Next I may try a more balanced weave to see how that goes. 

Last of all, these black & grey two heddle weaving patterns were done on a slightly larger heddle loom I bought recently. I'm trying out weaving patterns from an old Dryad booklet from 1971. This was quite fun to do but the cheap yarn used for the samples was a beast to warp up.

Corinne Renow-Clarke

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Stitching on a smock

Transferring information onto the smock and starting to stitch the history of my family living at the farm. My grandparents moved there as tenants in 1906.

Carolyn Sibbald