The Thrumblings brooch series came out of an experiment with the idea of a waste-free studio. In weaving, some yarn waste is inevitable, as it’s not possible to weave completely from beginning to end of a warp. Loom waste of this kind is called “thrums”.
Each brooch is handwoven with waste and scrap yarn from other projects, on a narrow wool warp. The brooches are cut, washed, trimmed, secured against fraying, and handsewn to a sturdy felt backing. Each one is individual and one of a kind.