I use a hand operated table-top loom for weaving designs in my Cheshire studio. It’s a very slow process, beginning with drawing and painting, working out patterns mathematically and calculating warps. It can take months to produce a sample, which will finally become the design for a throw. My designs are manufactured at a family run woollen mill in Lancashire and they are washed using the mill’s own stream water. The mill is renowned for its finishing techniques and this allows the merino lambs wool fibres to become soft and bouncy, giving the finished pieces a luxurious handle. My hope is that when you wrap one of these warm, soft throws around you on a chilly evening, you may be reminded of being by the sea and of feeling liberated by the power of nature.
Please note: I do not currently accept commissions through First of March