Barb Johnson – Dalmeny

Barbara Johnson

I’ve been weaving for much of my life and love to experiment with all sorts of yarns and ways of weaving.

I began my weaving life working on large floor looms and multi-shaft table looms, working in a very structured way creating fine, patterned cloth.


handwoven saori vesthandwoven fine wool ponchohandwoven saori silk and cotton top

I have recently discovered Saori Weaving, a Japanese (Zen type) creative style of weaving which allows me to indulge my fascination and love of colour and texture…..its like painting with yarn….creating ‘one-off’ designs for wearing and for the home. I work predominately with natural yarns; wool, cotton, linen, silk, mohair and alpaca. I love it!

I recently moved from Wollongong to Dalmeny and have found the energy of this amazing, creative and supportive community, very motivating. Also having an outlet for my creations, at the Artisans Nest, is a huge bonus.

You can also find me at and as The Warped Weaver on FB

handwoven saori cushionshandwoven saori denium rags baghandwoven saori style jacket backhandwoven wool and mohair caftanweaving on large floor loomhandwoven saori rabbitos flap hat