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A blog about the meanderings of a craft designer and hand maker living in a beautiful island at the end of the earth....I'm a weaver addicted to her little Ashford Knitters Loom, a crocheter, knitter, painter, gardener and grandma. Rowena lives in Tasmania - a world apart, not a world away!

Craft is a social activity, shaped by communal resources and motivations. Leonardo Bonanni and Amanda Parkes Virtual guilds : collective intelligence and the future of craft JMC vol 3, no 2 July 2010 pp. 179-190

Thursday, June 14, 2012


It's been sooo long...I thought I'd never get to the loom again but I've just had a magic dose of weaving with wool.  Out lovely new product White Gum Wool needed a garment or two for the Campbell Town Show.  I wove a magic wrap in a window pane variation.....

It's a biggun.....34 cm finished width and 2300 cm long with a generous knotted fringe. I was thrilled to see it in the Fashion Parade - the drap was wonderful!

Also a smart little scarf in my traditional plaid pattern using some of the new WGW Foundation pallette colours - sedge and gum grey.  it looks great with Sue Evan's knitted swing jacket also in White Gum Wool.

It feels so good to be making again!  I've been spinning too....several skeins waiting to be washed and set.  Photos soon.......  :)