This week I’m weaving from the Mirrix Tapestry and Bead Cuff Kit and I learned that although I really love the idea of making something with all beads or all fibre I don’t get excited about combining the two. So as I began to think about incorporating bead into this weaving I just couldn’t go ahead with it. Therefore, this cuff will be 100% fibre. It’s the 1inch cuff kit and I’m using the c-lon warp on a 12 dent spring and the wonderful silk that is hand-dyed by Claudia herself. I’m weaving it in a sort of free form style where I’m not following a cartoon, but I do have a design in mind. I used the image below as inspiration, which I found in the book titled William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
It is of an embroidered and appliqued linen designed by Godfrey Blount and made in the workshops of the Haslemere Peasant industries. I was mostly inspired my the meandering vine. Keep your eye on my Instagram for updates on this cuff. I’m thinking I’ll add a center flower and then do a mirror image of the vines and flowers on the opposite side.
Janna Maria Vallee