Inspiration from across the Atlantic arrived at the store today, in the form of two wonderful publications…
The Journal of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers -UK - Issue 264, Winter 2017 is here, and as intriguing as ever! The cover story details the extraordinary work and teaching of Peruvian tapestry weaver Máximo Laura. Beautiful curves and color gradations bring beautiful designs and stories to life in these tapestries.
The Tree of Life by author Ros Wilson.
This season’s highlights also include a wonderful article on The Dye Plant Gardens, and a closer look at Experimenting With Alpaca. Plus find features on emerging and award winning textile designers throughout the UK, and lots of great resources for textile education and Guilds.
Japanese Indigo, from Susan Dye & Ashley Walker’s article.
The excellent Scandinavian weaving magazine, Väv, is available in English at Halcyon Yarn. As always, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] features beautiful layout and photography. This edition’s compelling articles invite you to explore many facets of wool throughout Europe, including sheep breeds, spinning and weaving mills, nuno felting, and artists whose works and lives in textiles will inspire you!
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Allan Waller, of Båvens Spinnhus – photo by Bengt Arne Ignell.
This issue also features complete weaving drafts and instructions for intriguing projects including a daldräll from the Tenhult Weaving Workshop, pieces featuring the Moorman technique, a classically gorgeous checked stole in Päls wool yarn, and a charming nuno felt scarf.
Daldräll in flower, by Birgit Presson & Tina Ignell.
Willow Runner in Moorman technique.
Lustrous Checked stole, by Monica Hallen.
Nuno Scarf by Brit-Mari Morsay.
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