Walk and Weft

Our walk on the Haworth Moors "Bronte Country". Part 1.

Posted by Ann Cruickshanks on

Sunday 25th August 2019.  It was August Bank Holiday with glorious weather. Thinking that the motorway to the Lake District would just be so busy with traffic, we decided to head to Haworth Moors (we are very fortunate in that we live only 20 miles from Haworth) where it would be a lot more quieter to enjoy our walk. Daniel always plans and plots our walks before we set off, so that we know where to park, how many miles the walk will be and an estimate of the time it will take. At this time of year the moors...

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Just launched... colourful slouch bags

Posted by Daniel Paulo on

At last we saw our second Hattersley loom start to product cloth earlier this year (see here).  Set up to make Plain or Tabby Weave . Ann has used the first cloth from the machine to make these nice and roomy'slouch` bags  which are ideal for storing WIPs and carrying medium / large projects Four colourful variations are available.

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Lovely floral summery bags now available

Posted by Daniel Paulo on

We have had a good 2 1/2 weeks in the Scottish Highlands, which clearly refreshed Ann greatly to come up with these gorgeous bags.  She loves trying different techniques and here has added a cluster of ribbon embroidered flowers.  The tweed has been woven with hand-dyed wool giving a nice variegated finish.   The smaller bag is 35GBP, the larger is 45GBP.

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Our second Hattersley loom is at last up and running.

Posted by Daniel Paulo on

  We bought this loom in April 2018 and whilst it needed a fair amount of renovation, there was only one major problem with it:  it had been run on an electric motor by a previous owner, and for some unfathomable reason they had cut out the cranks for the pedals, leaving only a straight bar for the bottom shaft.  Our number one objective was to restore pedal power to this machine so we had to fashion some cranks and weld them in.   In this photo our first loom shows how the cranks look on the lower shaft, the rusty...

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More new products - toiletry bags... and patchwork squares!

Posted by Daniel Paulo on

Ann has just finished these handy little toiletry bags in undyed tweed.  We think they are pretty smart and compact, and there's no doubt many other uses they could have - pencil case for starters! And also... we are really enjoying seeing patchwork squares come together into vibrant, interesting and useful objects.   These are larger than the toiletry bags, unique as always and look great. Ok, so they are not all square...

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