…from Eloïse Sentito: autodidact of the tweed tradition hailing from Dartmoor and handweaving all-wool garments in landscape abstractions on the simplest looms.

Chasing the spirit of the Celtic corners in knotted cowls, tasselled scarves, generous shawls, wholesome blankets and sturdy rugs: functional poetry that brings the outdoors in, and lasts a lifetime.

Plain weave shows the character of local and native breed wool for simple cloth; twill gives a shot effect in cushioned fabric with good drape; invisible hand-stitching and decorative knotting polish the finish.

Slow cloth made meticulously by hand, by me, in lowest-carbon ways for heirloom fabric and political statement: for sustainable craft livelihood, not for profit. Makership is an act of resistance.

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18 thoughts on “Welcome

    • Aah, thank you Lynn, and to you! I’d be delighted… What a lovely evening we all had at Jo’s party! I’m enjoying weaving songs with her on cello and my guitarist friend too, just starting to get out and about in the folk clubs 🙂 xx


    • Aaah, thanks so much big bro Jod. Really appreciated your support re the bus-buying too. Have you seen how much I’m loving this lifestyle on my ‘Tales from the Road’ blog tab? I will visit Wales at some point! Huge hugs to you too, hope you’re well.xxxxx


  1. Hi, just found you in my etsy feed. Love your blog. I love it when someone leaves their comfort zone for the real thing. This is what the world needs to encourage others that it´s actually doable.


    • Thanks so much Bettina, that’s heartwarming to hear! Having left a worthy teaching role in Higher Education, I feel a moral obligation to continue inspiring and empowering, so I’m glad if I can be a source of hope for others 🙂 Keep in touch via Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Etsy, and comments always welcome here too… Cheers, Eloïse


  2. Great blog, beautiful rugs and words. Found your website via your open letter to the inspiring George Monbiot which he linked to on Twitter. Couldn’t agree more – the reference to artisan goods often ending up in the hands of those rich enough to buy them especially rang true. Keep on doing what your doing – your integrity will win through.

    Best regards,

    Will. Bristol


    • Thank you very much Will. Do follow on my social media platforms, and consider joining us ecosocialist maker-activists in the Green Cloth Collective and/or lowimpact.org’s embryonic mutual credit scheme… Eloïse


  3. I just saw your story on the RVLife page here in the U.S. Your yarn colors are truly inspired!
    Like you, I used to be badly electro and chemically sensitive, and I wanted to share with you the therapy that finally (after 15 years) got me back to 90% “normal” and able to tolerate things that I couldn’t for so long. I used the Dynamic Neural Retraining System, which seemed crazy, but I was desperate and had tried so many things in the attempt to regain my health. It turns out they were right — my super sensitivities were being caused by my brain trying to protect me from danger, and there was a way to “turn down the volume” on it through mental work. I have no financial interest in DNRS, and I used their DVD set (much cheaper than their conferences). You might like to take a look and see whether it could make life more comfortable for you. https://retrainingthebrain.com/


  4. How strange life can be. I’m lying in bed in a Mercedes camper outside Boston having just read your interview with RVLife and viewed your Website. Having sold my house and placed what isn’t needed on the road in storage, I had thought of returning home to the UK to a life on the road. However, a friend in New Hampshire offered her camper so I’m testing the traveller life here first.
    From your interview answers I sense you are a true inspiration as to what a certain ideal life can be.
    Thanks, and best wishes, David

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    • Very belated greetings David (it’s been quite some year)! And thanks to you too. I hope that life on the road developed into what you hoped, and that you found a safe haven for the last while, as I had to here in Devon. Are you still in the US or did you return to the UK? Neither are easy countries, I’m sure (though I’m not sure where is; France, perhaps). Still trying to shape that ideal, which generally involves snatching at it in between surviving! I hope you’re well, Eloïse


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