#255 Autumn 2015

Discover how dyer, Jane Spavold Tims, finds poetic inspiration through the collection and use of plant dyestuffs gathered from her Canadian surroundings.
Spinners will be interested to hear Retha Durose describe her journey into spinning and the spinning wheel her husband made for her.
Barbro Heikinmatti shares her fascinating study of six Nordic sheep breeds.
Weaver Jette Vandermeiden discusses the variety of boat shuttles; explaining when and why to use them.
Suzanne Townsend describes how The Handweavers Diploma enabled her, and fellow students, to develop their weave skills and interests.
Robbie LaFleur explains how she has interpreted one motif in many different textile mediums.
A recent highlight of the Lancs and Lakes Guild activity, was the reproduction of the Kendal Pattern Book; Alison Ongley writes about their joys, and challenges.


Harvesting ColourJane Sparvold Tims10
Boat Shuttles – How to choose the best one for your projectJette Vandermeinen14
My Scream SeriesRobbie LaFleur17
The Handweavers DiplomaSuzanne Townshend20
John’s WheelRetha Durose24
Northern Short-tailed SheepBarbro Heikinmatti25