Jim the Weaver


James Deghand (Jim the Weaver) is a spinner, dyer and weaver of 40 years experience. He lives and works at his bush property in Jackey’s Marsh, Tasmania as well as in his studio at the DCS. He is represented in private and public collections including the National Gallery in Canberra and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery of Tasmania, Launceston.

Jim was initially inspired by the knotted rugs of Persia, the Caucasas, and central Asia. Also by tribal societies in North and South America and Africa. He uses primarily woollen yarn in his rugs, blankets and tapestry wall hangings. He produces the yarn himself taking it from the raw fleece through the cleaning, carding, spinning and plant-dying processes. Invested in each piece is hundreds of hours of meticulous work all done by hand as it has been done for centuries past. Each item is unique and crafted to last for generations.

Come and watch Jim weaving his latest creation first hand at the Deloraine Creative Studios.

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