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 which will be launched tomorrow morning.  You can also find us on Facebook at

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.