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Following my 'LOVE yarn, HATE waste' ethos, I use a combination of locally sourced carded natural fibres and my own hand spun yarns together with sustainably sourced textile waste such as sari silk ribbon and yarn and oddments of leftover commercially produced yarns to weave  Saori*-inspired textiles on a rigid heddle loom. 


My textiles can be worn as shawls, scarves or wraps, they can be draped over furniture as room decor, added to chairs or beds for additional warmth, cut up and made into clothing - or simply hung on the wall and admired! 


Mostly they are presented with a shawl pin and a driftwood hanger, but all are nature inspired and come with a photograph of the inspirational plant or environment.  


I have woven textiles in a variety of sizes and colours, prices start at £75 for 2m x 50cm scarf - there may be cushions at £45 each too! 


Please get in touch or visit my stand at a local arts and craft event to see the current range of woven textiles. 


*SAORI is unique and totally different from other traditional styles of hand weaving. In traditional hand weaving, weavers highly value the regularity and cleanness of the woven cloth: if there is an irregular pattern or thread, it is considered a “mistake” or “flaw”.

In SAORI, on the other hand, the importance is on free expression, because hand weaving is different from machine weaving.

Saori is an art form in which the weaver expresses their true self in weaving: there are no mistakes, no patterns to follow, weavers just weave what they want to with complete freedom and creativity.




Gentle hand wash using mild detergent in luke warm water, do not rub. Squeeze out excess liquid and dry flat away from direct heat.

Darn in any loose ends – do not cut!



We hope you will be delighted with your purchase from  A Tail of Yarn, operated by Elizabeth Tanner, so to get it to you as soon as possible, we use Royal Mail and aim to SHIP to UK addresses within 2 -3 business days.


If, however, you’re not happy with your purchase you should tell us within 14 days of receiving the goods that you want to CANCEL, and you should RETURN the product within 30 calendar days of your purchase.


The product that you RETURN must be in the same condition and packaging that you receive it and unused and undamaged in any way.


Sorry, but we can’t take responsibility for any items lost or damaged in transit; you would need to take this up with the courier/postage company to make a claim.


Although you’d have to pay the shipping costs for returning your item, we will issue you with a store credit to the same amount.


After we receive your item, we will inspect it and process your REFUND. Within 14 days of us receiving the goods back the money will be refunded to the original payment method you’ve used during the purchase.


For credit card payments it may take 5 to 10 business days for a refund to show up on your credit card statement.


If anything is unclear or you have more questions feel free to contact Elizabeth Tanner at


Price includes shipping to UK.

Saori-inspired free-woven TEXTILES

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