I live in rural Lancashire in a Victorian house. My studio is on the top floor of what was originally the coach house. This is where I do all my weaving.
My studio houses three floor-looms, a number of table-looms and an area for designing and finishing. Each of the floor-looms are suited for weaving specific types of articles.
| ||This is my largest loom. It is a counter-march loom and can weave up to a width of 135cm. It is particularly good for weaving intricate patterns. It was manufactured in Sweden and I acquired it in the town of Lidköping before bringing it back to the UK.|
| ||This was my first loom and came from Dalsjöfors in the textile heartland of Sweden. It is a heavy duty loom and is particularly suited to weaving heavier, stronger yarns. I use it to weave all my handbags and rugs.|
|This is my smallest loom which came from Åsa on the Swedish west coast. It is a Glimåkra - the renowned manufacturer of looms. It is a neat loom on which I weave the majority of my throws and scarves.|
I have built up a stock of fine and varied natural yarns from my travels around the traditional mills in Sweden and northern England. This enables me to weave a wide variety of textures and colours as the inspiration takes me.