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Published: 03 October 2015

By Andy Ross

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Our first order

The start of any new venture is fantastic and scary at the same time, so it is exhilarating and daunting to be starting to weave our first length of cloth for an order. 

Threads for warping up Threads for warping upThe cloth comes from our residency programme when Kirsty (yes, the same Kirsty who now works at the studio) designed it as an upholstery fabric. The material is all wool and the colours are from the Unst landscape. Alvin being warped up Alvin being warped upHere are a few pics of the threads and the warp going onto Alvin-the-loom.

Luckily for us we have a studio dog who likes to help. It is not always ideal - Tybalt is forbidden from coming near the threads when they are on the creel - but he knows how to get his own way. There is nothing like a length of bubble wrap to lie on to ensure you get noticed!

Tybalt and the bubble wrap Tybalt and the bubble wrap