The Autumn 2023 issue #287 of The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers includes the Theo Moorman Award recipients, the Graduate Showcase and the winner of the Huntsman Textile Design Award.
Articles include Linda More’s look at how the colour purple was achieved as far back as 1500 BC, through to the Roman Empire, and onto Perkin’s synthetic mauve. Modern times have seen wool and silk being dyed to this majestic colour with food dyes! If you need to use your kitchen for both food preparation and dyeing, the use of food-grade dyes is a safe way to have a first go but, as Linda says, ‘incapacitating your family is to be avoided at all costs’.
With a nod to #wovember 2023, Teresa Cabellos (TeresaLaLana) “wool explorer” shares some of her wool-related posts from 2022 – thinking about not only the ‘what?’ but the ‘why?’ of her use of wool.
Karen Garwood-Young gives an insight into her time-consuming Ryijy creations. Once used as woollen bed covers with the pile side downwards and then wall hangings, Karen has developed these weavings into works of art.
Stacey Harvey-Brown continues her series explaining weaving notation Understanding Weaving Drafts — Part 2, and in this issue she looks at the tie-ups used by floor looms, and which type of floor loom uses which system.