In this short film made by R&A Collaborations we show the whole process from making a warp and the various stages of setting up a loom through to weaving. The piece I was weaving at the time was one of a set of scarves from my 'Helix' range in silk, linen and merino.
I weave a range of scarves in different patterns and textures, concentrating on natural materials including a fine silk, linen, merino and lambswool.
With hand weaving I can change the pattern and the weft colours I weave across it from scarf to scarf; so that each scarf, though it comes from a warp of about 8 scarves, has a different yarn, colour and or pattern; making each one individual.
In recent years to compliment my handwoven scarves I also have a range of scarves woven in collaboration with a small mill in the west of Wales. These are woven in small batches and a range of colourways.
What people say
"A wonderful use of colour and texture and drape" Caitriana