New Year, New Look

It’s the beginning of a new financial year here in Australia. To mark the occasion I decided to modernise the look of the blog. I have two rotating banner pics – if anyone visits, let me know what you think.

Now that semester is over, I’ve been busy with plenty of craft work (and other things). This week I finished another scarf (click on the picture to go to project details on Ravelry).

Not much craft time…

Yes, I’ve been busy lately.  Mainly I’ve been working on http://fixthetaxtreaty.org which will be launched tomorrow morning.  You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FixTheTaxTreaty/

Between website development and a busy schedule at work, there hasn’t been much time for craft, other than my annual day at the Ekka. This year I took a portable loom to demonstrate weaving. 

Finally off the loom…

There hasn’t been much time for weaving in the past few months. In February I went to a weaving camp run by the Gold Coast & Hinterland Spinners & Weavers. The camp was essentially a 2.5 day class on twill weaving taught by Kay Faulkner. I learned quite a bit about twill structures and how to draft twill patterns. Prior to the class, I warped up my table loom with some 4-ply cotton in four different twill threadings. The part on the right contains the samples we wove in class – a wide variety of patterns with only 5-10 cm per pattern (except where I got carried away). The other two samples were woven after the class (mostly in the last month when things finally settled down enough that I had time to weave). Click on the pictures to see them full size.