A London land market, Spitalfield Market is located quite close to Liverpool Street Station. We visited there whilst the Celebrations of the achievements of the Huguenot Silk weavers was taking place and also the ‘Big Weave’ which was a community event where anyone who wished to could take part and contribute to the art works.
This was an antique loom the lady operating it had never used a loom before (Strange!!!) bits kept falling off but with string and patients we got it working it was 8 shaft so ideal for patterned work. This lady had a modern 8 shaft loom and was working a way creating a beautiful piece of cloth, similar to the jacket she is wearing in the picture. Lots of beautiful yarns available to buy this This was called The Good Yarn Stall and these shown are by Colinette Maggi selects ribbon yarn for her weaving. It was a great day out with lots to see and plenty of inspiration for more projects On the way home we were treated to a performance by the Morris Men always a sight to behold!
A GREAT DAY OUT IN LONDON MUST DO IT MORE OFTEN