Hand woven artisan blanket. Unique designer gift.

My Hand Woven Blankets and Wraps

Rhythm and memory methodically intersect,

as my hands and heart weave each of these unique blankets using indie dyed pure wools. 

These pieces are treasured in families across the world,

and will warm and be part of stories for generations to come.

HAND WEAVING WITH SOUL

I am Skeinydipping, diving in living boldly; and with my heart and hands create unique and beautiful blankets and wraps which hold stories and memories from my experiences of journeys around the world.

I interlace my memory into the weft. Weaving. Side to side. Repetitive. Meditative. 

Its final mark, a unique motif, I hand stitch.

Weaving a Story

Weaving memories
End stitched then cut from the loom.
Warp on my Rigid Heddle Loom
Warping my loom
Header and end stitch on weaving
Simple shuttle weaving.
Warp threads using indie-dyed merino yarn
Rigid heddle loom
Warp threads ready to lash
Placement strips and header on loom.
Indie dyed yarns are balled
Rigid heddle loom.
Artisn hand weaving, unique gift.

STORIES

BHUTAN

Memories of an incredible journey in a vintage car road trip Bhutan.
So many stories. Wonderful friendships.  The Mongar festival was a highlight and the memory of this journey is woven into this functional artwork.

LAOS - 'FIELDS'

Fields of corn and rice crept close to the road we travelled in our vintage car driving from Bangkok to London. This blanket/wrap was inspired by the weeks of having fields being our companion through Thailand, Laos and China.

MOROCCO

In Morocco; sitting on an earthen floor weaving with other women… those memories are the framework for the blankets I’m weaving five years later. 
We travel the world in our nearly one hundred year old car, and my experiences continue to live through my expression of my artworks.

DENIM AND GEMSTONES

Denim jeans strewn on the floor of our teenage son's room, beneath a desk with scattered drawings of faceting styles; and glistening small coloured gemstones. This blanket was woven for our son. A childhood which seemed to pass so quickly.

CHINA FIELDS #2

Our vintage car meandered along the rough and dusty roads; passing fields of memory when Max grew tobacco 40 years ago at our farm here in Australia. We stopped and spoke with the farmers, celebrating a common crop and kinship with the land. 

Artisan Hand weaving. Unique gift.

INSPIRATION

Artworks that Warm

My hand-woven artisan blankets and wraps, warm.

 

Warm hearts when they are gifted;

or kindly placed on loved ones.

 

Warm bodies

when they are wrapped or snuggled under.

Artisan hand weaving blanket. Unique gift.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
BLANKETS & WRAPS

Artisan hand weaving blanket. Unique gift.

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All prices are in $AU Australian Dollars.

AVAILABILITY

Due to the time required to weave and sew each one-of-a-kind item by hand, only a small number of blankets/wraps are offered for sale.

If none are available, pop your name below and you will be notified when my next blanket/wrap will be available for purchase.

Hand woven artisan blanket

INFO

©2020 by Skeinydipping     |    Julie Stephenson ABN 99 571 991 204     |     Australia 

Warp threads ready to lash

Warping takes a long time and after the reed is threaded, each of those threads are tied then lashed on to the front bar and tensioned. The weaving of memories can then begin.