Sunday 20 September 2015

Pockets of Joy

Indifferent health has kept Peg away from her loom for some time but she is well recovered and back into her creative work again. 

Her latest works have innovative triangular "pockets" and Peg calls them "Pockets of Joy".  Colourful as ever, here are some photographed today.

 And here are some close-ups of the texture on the black one.

And here is the lady herself, all 98 years of her. At the moment she is refurbishing about a million miles of cord on her loom; not an easy task when there are five ground shafts and 31 pattern shafts which all need to be kept in sync with each other.  Threading the warp and balancing all the component parts are huge jobs for one person working alone.