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Floating Selvedges

Floating Selvedges

I’m currently weaving some towels on the Leclerc colonial loom, and thought I would share a pic of the warp weights I use. Here are the floating selvedges weighted with a shower curtain ring that I can weigh down with as many washers as required to make the...
Studio Renovation

Studio Renovation

The EarthMother Designs Studio is currently undergoing renovation – fast tracked by the recent exciting (in a not-good-sense-of-the-word) discovery of a fairly large brown snake inside it which pushed the renovation and snake-proofing to the top of the priority...
Woven Landscape

Woven Landscape

A recent piece from the “Gold Trails” group exhibition I was invited to participate in at Grenfell Art Gallery:Woven in the saori style with homegrown wool fleece, hand-dyed & handspun wool yarn , a little silk-wool blend commercial top and some sari...
New Little Poddy

New Little Poddy

We just have the one poddy lamb at the moment and she’s a sweetie – greedily guzzles down her milk in no time at all. This is her at one day old – since the weather was fine she made do with a moving-house-box as a shelter. She has since graduated to...
Painting with Fibre

Painting with Fibre

I’ve been working on a saori landscape weaving as a piece for the upcoming Grenfell Art Gallery Gold Trail Exhibition in October. This has been one of the most enjoyable pieces so far to create. Peaceful and...
Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

On a recent cool but sunny morning I decided to get outdoors to paint a view I enjoy looking at every day. I’d been approached to be involved in Grenfell Art Gallery’s Gold Trail Exhibition in October, and my mind has been buzzing with ideas ever since. So...
Dyeing

Dyeing

I’ve been playing with dyes in the studio shed so I have something beautiful to spin on the way to the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show. I dyed some lovely silk hankies and superwash BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) top in gorgeous blues and green. All the fibres I dyed...
Oranges

Oranges

Our tiny new seedless valencia orange treelet managed to squeeze out two perfect, very tasty, juicy oranges. Perfect timing for the winter flu battle. Next year, if we’re lucky, we might get...