NOBO Handweavers

Our British Breed Bookmark Exchange Partners From Across The Sea

Handwoven and handspun from various rare British breeds by The Staffordshire Moorland’s Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers.


About Margaret B. Russell

Focus - natural fibers, naturally colored and naturally hand-dyed. Specialty - researching and weaving with the wools of primitive, rare, and threatened British sheep breeds.

4 Thoughts on “Our British Breed Bookmark Exchange Partners From Across The Sea

  1. What a long, strange trip it’s been!
    I’m just tickled that they finally showed up on your doorstep.
    The UK-US exchange –it truly turned out to be one :-)

    Thanks for sharing them at the meeting and posting them here.

  2. I love that they created something a bit more primitive. Weaving really is about the creative process, and getting too caught up in the perfection of one’s weaving can be limiting.

  3. I totally agree. It is sometimes simplicity that speaks to the true beauty of a creative process.

    I love handling the fibers, really thinking about their origin, and for me, I realize my focus is more the fiber than the weave structure, pretty much most of the time (this would be an interesting topic for discussion – fibers vs. weave structures). Anyways, with my obsessive interest in fibers in mind and as I have had the opportunity to really spend some time with the British guild’s bookmarks, I realize I have fallen in love with them. I would like to know so much more about the weavers.

  4. We really ought to stay in touch with the Staffordshire Guild :-)

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