It is hard to believe that it is already two weeks since our wonderful visit to Wonderwool in Wales where we met so many enthusiastic fellow weavers and shared our love of the rigid heddle looms and the lovely fabrics they can produce.
This year as well as selling our three weaving books we were promoting Sarah’s range of Get Weaving sewing patterns especially designed, by her, to fit onto narrow widths of handwoven fabric made on the rigid heddle loom. With over twenty different designs for all members of the family these patterns proved very popular, especially as we had actual garments made from the patterns for people to see and handle and try on.
It was also a great a pleasure to catch up with old friends and fellow weavers. Here is Rosie Green from the Saori Weaving stand wearing a very beautiful dress made on the Saori loom using the clasped weft technique.
It was also a delight to meet up with the Ashford Boys who were over here in the UK for this show and then off to Europe to meet up with all their suppliers. They are the new, young face of weaving and it was great to have their support as we do so love the Ashford equipment, though some of you may have spotted a Schacht rigid heddle Flip loom hanging on the wall behind them! We do like to use all types of rigid heddle looms and we are so pleased to see so many new ones on the market today. To find out more about the sewing patterns go to Sarah’s facebook page.