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Anton Lakes Weaving

This week’s inspiration image was taken at Anton Lakes in Andover.

It’s one of my favourite places, and I have many photos of this site. I volunteer for TARCA, a local conservation group, and a lot of the work I do is at Anton Lakes, litter picking and wildlife surveys mainly. It’s a lovely calming spot, and it’s where I realised that birdsong made my tinnitus much more bearable.

I’m very much enjoying the small frame weavings I’ve been creating lately, and it felt appropriate to use this technique to show off this image. The frame was in my stash, and the wool was either stash or spun from stashed fibre! A real stash busting project!

The weave was a mix of plain weave (over and under warp threads), and backstitch over the warp threads. This gives a lovely bumpy texture. The warp was a bright lime green cotton which I’ve used to indicate reeds in the centre of the work by not beating the weft down so much. I’ve also worked under two warp threads in places so the warp shows through even more.

I’m running small frame landscape weaving as a workshop next year, and it’ll be available to book on the website here.

Next week’s inspiration image is below.

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