We are delighted to have Heather Sherratt return to the Maple Run Tour this year. Heather is a talented weaver who has been practicing her craft for over 45 years. Her timeless garments are hand-woven using combinations of traditional fibres such as cotton, linen and silk, as well as with newer fibres such as bamboo, soy, silk and tencel. Heather also uses wool from many different sheep breeds, as well as alpaca and mohair.
Heather can be contacted via her website wwww.elphinfarms.com
In Heather’s own words:
Clothing styles have also changed over the years, but I always try to make timeless garments that fit a variety of sizes, whether jackets, vests, or shawls.
I work from my home studio and have a collection of looms, from a simple four-harness counterbalance, to more complex eight-harness looms capable of an infinite variety of patterns. My focus has always been on colour and texture and how to blend them to make garments with good drape, soft feel, and unusual colour combinations. The recent interest in hand-dyed yarns has opened up new possibilities in patterns and colour combinations.
This Spring, as usual, I have been experimenting with new colours, new patterns and new designs.