Happy Birthday to us!

It was one year ago today that we opened our doors for the first time; nervous, excited, not really knowing what to expect. To our relief, the Elmore community welcomed us with open arms, empty knitting needles, and a thirst for good coffee. We were only half-stocked...

Not Everything Works Out

Some ideas, of course, just don’t work out. With Valentines Day coming up, I thought I’d weave something with hearts. I hit up Pinterest, as you do. The best drafts* were for an 8-shaft loom – but mine is currently flatpacked and in storage for when...

Where Ideas Come From

If you’re a crafter like me, you will most likely have piles of ideas and good intentions just waiting for the “right” time. Tim and I quit our day jobs to start this little venture of ours to give us time to do All the Things. My Thing at the moment...

Rag Weaving

The ultimate upcycling – ripping pre-loved quilt covers to shreds and making something fresh and useful. The warp for these is 100% cotton (or bamboo) which has been hanging around in my stash for way too long. The weave (or weft) is colourful cotton/polyester fabric,...

Handwoven Teatowels

Hi, and welcome to the blog. To start us off, let me introduce you to the Shop Loom. If you’ve wandered past the shop in the last few weeks, you will have seen him in the window. “Wolfie” is a Schacht 1991 Baby Wolf 4-shaft floor loom, who has just celebrated his 30th...