It’s been a fun week! Yesterday I had the very great pleasure of joining the Loom Shed‘s Liz and Louise and their lovely zoom audience and to share the Woven Optical Illusions project with them. I really enjoyed myself and judging by some of the lovely emails I have received since, so did they! Thank you so much to the Loom Shed. It’s always such fun to share weaving passions and Woven Optical Illusions has a lot of content to share!! As the presentation was only for 1 hour (with Q&A) I had to leave so much stuff out, but it was still packed full of illusions, effects and weaving techniques.

Also this week I have the greatest pleasure in helping to send out this Call for Entry for the second virtual weaving exhibition organised by the International Weaving Network, of which I am a member. I have further information so if you want to know more, do email me at

International Weaving Network Call for Entries – Virtual Exhibition ‘Freedom’ 2023 
The International Weaving Network is very pleased to announce its second virtual exhibition. The participating countries of the network are inviting all weavers from The Netherlands, France, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom to submit their work for selection. 
Please email for application form and criteria for participation: 
Add your name and country. 
Deadline for submission: December 1 2022. 

Exhibition opens: April 1 2023


Knowing that some of you live in other European countries, if you are interested in taking part in future events, but are not in the countries currently participating, you are very welcome to email Anneke Kersten.
The topic is Freedom which can mean so many different things (see the lead photo)! Your interpretation is yours, all types of weaving are welcome. Do check the criteria before applying but we can’t wait to see what such inventive weavers as you come up with!!
Happy Weaving!!!