13 Jan 2016

Mill Made

I've recently travelled up to the north of Scotland to visit the heritage mill that sometimes weaves small limited edition batches of my hand woven designs. I'm working on two new pieces to have mill woven this year, so I took the opportunity to re-visit the machinery, processes and materials that are so incredible there. Though the weaving here is mechanised, and the processes are on a larger scale, it's still the same stages from warping, threading and weaving to hand finishing. It's really important to me that mills in the UK keep running, I personally enjoy the combination of hand weaving and working with specialist mills to produce my range of hand and mill woven works that each reflect a different approach to craft and making, but hold the same appreciation for the time, patience and knowledge involved in woven textiles. 

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