Tōri-iru

Meaning: “Pass through and enter” Artist: Vicky Taylor-Hood Medium: textile Dimensions: 33″ x 31″ Inspiration: In the days following the earthquake and nuclear disaster, in which tens of thousands of people were killed and hundreds of thousands deprived of home and security, I was struck by the bittersweet irony of the legendary Japanese cherry blossoms…

Daniel’s Sweater

A few weeks ago I made a small sweater for the son of a friend. I took a whack of photos, wrote up this blog post and then realized that I couldn’t post it without spoiling the surprise. After dropping off the sweater, I forgot entirely about the post! So here is Daniel’s sweater ,…

The Brother Drumcarder: a video

I’ve gotten a few requests for a video of my Brother drumcarder in action, so here it is. I did not tidy the studio before doing this video. Mea culpa. It’s 11 min 43 sec long, but if you’re one of the folks who are wondering what it’s like before you buy, it just might…

Spin, span, spun

I just have a few pictures for you to start out the day. I have a report to finish up, some revisions on a document to work through and a tonne of actual production and design work to get cracking with, so I’d best get to it. Here’s some Shetland wool that I dyed in…