I’ve been learning to weave on my antique loom as I want to use the fleece from my own animals. Pictured here is a blend of sheep, alpaca & llama wool which I’m weaving into a cushion cover. I also have weaving yarn which has gone away to be dyed so will be introducing colour to lift & complement the brown.
I am currently weaving a sample blanket which, when it is finished, will comprise several hundred different patterns. To weave this I am only using 4 shafts and each section has been warped differently. The pedals are raised in a different order for each section.
I have recently taken delivery of dyed Ryland fleece, which came from Henley Hill Farm, Haybridge, Somerset. These fleeces have been cleaned, spun and dyed by the Natural Fibre Company, so I now have these beautiful colours to weave with my browns.