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    Self-taught student of the tweed tradition handweaving all-wool garments on a wooden loom, with earthen, ethical yarns. Chasing the spirit of the Celtic landscapes in knotted cowls, tasselled scarves, shawls, blankets & rugs: functional poetry that brings the outdoors in, & lasts a lifetime. Slow cloth made meticulously by hand using lowest-carbon tools and methods – a political statement.

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    Craft production, prices and mutual credit: weaving

    Eloise Sentito 10-Oct-2021

    This is the third and final part of an interview with weaver and mutual credit enthusiast Eloise Sentito of These Isles, in which we talk about the prices of craft produce, and how mutual credit can help. Part 1 contained advice for anyone considering a career as a weaver, and part 2 was about the… Continue reading Craft production, prices and mutual credit: weaving Read more

    Is craft production sustainable?

    Eloise Sentito 26-Sep-2021

    At Lowimpact.org we’re interested in helping to bring production back to communities, and so we’re talking with craftspeople, smallholders, natural builders, renewables installers and small business owners in our range of topics. I’ll be asking them about their jobs, and for advice for people who might be interested in doing similar things. Read more

    Career change? Making a living from weaving

    Eloise Sentito 12-Sep-2021

    Career change? Making a living from weaving. At Lowimpact.org we’re interested in helping to bring production back to communities, and so we’re talking with craftspeople, smallholders, natural builders, renewables installers and small business owners in our range of topics. I’ll be asking them about their jobs, and for advice for people who might be interested… Continue reading Career change? Making a living from weaving Read more

    “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room”

    Eloise Sentito 04-Dec-2019

    With the end of 2019 drawing near, nomadic handweaver Eloïse Sentito reflects on a year of significant change, living on the edge while spinning, dyeing and weaving her way from Brittany to Devon. Read more

    Revisioning postcapitalism: 10 questions for Paul Mason’s ‘clear bright future’

    Eloise Sentito 19-May-2019

    Eloïse Sentito of These Isles pens an open letter to Paul Mason, in which she poses 10 questions arising from his book ‘Postcapitalism: a Guide to our Future’, that she hopes will be addressed in his new book ‘Clear Bright Future’. Read more

    Of watermelons and apples: climate breakdown, growth, trade, state and money (an open letter to George Monbiot)

    Eloise Sentito 25-Oct-2018

    Dear George, Congratulations on your contribution to the Moral Maze last week – I switched on the radio just as your volley articulating the ideological differentiation between fiscal and legal rationing fairly seared the waves. Read more

    Who can afford artisan goods? For truly green businesses, we have to kick the money habit

    Eloise Sentito 11-Mar-2018

    Hi, how’s business? As an artisan working with wool, January and February are usually peak season for me, but this year they’ve been the worst months on my records, despite the big freeze. Read more

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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