Some of my work has been chosen to be on display at the Museum in Liestal (BL). Liestal and the surrounding villages were the cenre of the silk ribbon weaving industry, and one of their permanent exhibitions reflects this. This industry is now past, but the museum is delighted to show regional products hand spun and woven in silk from the present day. The works displayed are for sale, so do contact me if something interests you.
Hand-dyed silk with felted Merino
English angora fibre spun on hand-spindle
Handspun and plied English angora fibre
An assortment of angora and silk yarn
Collapse-weave shawl, angora and silk in a linen/silk warp with over-twisted wool
Angora/Silk/Merino handspun warp.
This shawl won Gold medal, Best in Show at the National Angora Club Show, Bradford 2006
In the following clip Marianne is shown at the woodworking firm Zaugg & Salvisberg in Bowil (CH), trying out an antique Bernese spinning wheel dated 1827. The firm used to make and restore spinning wheels, and the wheel shown was used by the restorer Bernard Salvisberg.
Fancy yarn, wool