Three Dimensional Weaving

Three Dimensional Weaving

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In this instalment of The Travelling Loom with Kate Dick, we are deep diving into three dimensional weaving to create organic pods. These pods are hand woven as flat shapes in soft colours, which Kate morphs into three dimensional pieces by hand stitching and shaping, before over-dyeing in deeper colours. The process is fascinating to follow as each pod changes and evolves in shape and colour.

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Visible Mending

Visible Mending

The Travelling Loom has just visited it’s 4th maker - the talented artist Stacie Sims. Stacie’s raw, honest, at times somber as well as hilarious blog post will resonate with so many makers out there. Like Stacie, being creative benefits my mental health and often puts my anxiety at ease. I’ve not felt so many emotions all at one time reading her article, “Visible Mending and Weaving with Stacie Sims” and I really can’t wait for you to have a read.

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Tapestry & Embroidery

Tapestry & Embroidery

Kristin Carter is certainly a master of creating intricate pictures in her cheerful woven artworks. She uses a mixture of techniques including tracing images, using a backing image behind her loom and using embroidery to really bring her woven pictures to life. I would consider her style to be a classic yet playful modern take on traditional tapestry weaving. In this blog post, Kristin takes you through her inspiration and skills used to create a tiny work of art.

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Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyeing

Learn how to naturally dye yarn with simple, thoughtful techniques and catch a glimpse inside Norton's thought processes though creating a weaving with natural materials.

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Abstract Weaving

Abstract Weaving

Take a look inside Sammie's creative mind and how she plans (or doesn't plan) her whimsical creations.

"I literally sit down keen as beans then remember I haven’t even warped a loom, or grabbed my trusty scissors or weaving needles."

Sounds familiar!

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Welcome to the Travelling Loom

Welcome to the Travelling Loom

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Every few weeks, The Travelling Loom (one of my Mini Weaving Kits) will be heading off to a different fibre artist to document their experience with create a mini weaving. The idea of this blog is to offer the readers a look into the creative experiences of various fibre artists using the same loom and tools and to provide inspiration for emerging weavers. Some blog posts may be a tutorial to create a similar weaving, or they may be an insight into the artists process of weaving and use of materials and their inspirations. 

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