21 June 2011

Meet the Team - Judy

Hello Everyone,

I’m Judy Bool and I belong to the Blenheim Weavers group and the Cross Country Weavers group.
I am Treasurer for the Marlborough Creative Fibre Festival 2012 and will also be handling your Registrations.

Originally from Christchurch, the first 20 years of my working life was with a large manufacturing engineering company in the Data Processing Department, we moved to the Marlborough Sounds in 1982 for a complete change. The first few years I worked in Blenheim and then Picton in various office environments. In the early 1990’s we started clearing and developing our hill block of mainly gorse and broom, into Hazel and Macadamia orchards.
In 2005, knowing absolutely nothing about weaving, I bought my first loom, a Bartlett 8 shaft, 48” Countermarche Floor loom. Lessons with Lesley Nicholls gave me my introduction into the art of weaving. Now it seems to have taken over my life.

I prefer to weave with very fine yarn, using intricate patterns to create soft pliable fabrics. Twills of all varieties and the Lace weaves are my favourites. My dream is to weave true Damask. I also enjoy gardening and knitting.


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