Designing Fabrics for the 21st Century


Articles by Janet Phillips

Cloth Finishing

Published in 'The Journal for Weavers Spinners and Dyers', December 2016. 

Designing with Shadow Weave, Shrepp and Repp

Published in 'VAV magazine 'December 2016

The Magic Meditation Shawl

I was recently asked to weave a meditation shawl. It is always exciting to receive a commission but this one turned into an imaginative and emotional experience...

Weaving a Double Sided Cloth

Kaija Bahr a German student attending my Oxford Community Education class wanted to weave a two faced fabric. Her sister in Germany was expecting a baby and it is traditional, apparently, in Germany for babies to have a snugly type sleeping suit. Kaija wished to make one for the new baby...

The Origami Cushion

On a recent visit to the Lake District, I visited 'Blackwell'. This house was designed by Baillie Scott around 1900 and has been recently restored to its original exquisite beauty. By chance there was an exhibition of traditional and contemporary Japanese textiles showing...

WEAVERS BAZAAR Worsted spun yarn

Research findings of WEAVERS BAZAAR Worsted spun yarn - 18/2nm, 8/2nm
and 6/2nm. Five students took part in the research...

Why Worsted

Continuing  our research into Weavers Bazaar worsted yarns.