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Outer Hebrides Tour Diary – Part 1: Sunny Days at Vatersay Bay

This summer I decided to tour the Outer Hebrides to research weaving and related crafts on the islands, including the people who make the world famous Harris Tweed. My trip took me from my home in Glasgow to the islands of Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Skye, Harris, Scalpay and Lewis, in a round trip […]

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Local Visits

I am getting super excited about my tour of the Western Isles at the beginning of July and have been organising lots of visits to weavers and spinners out there, but first I’ve been visiting weaving related places closer to my home in Glasgow. Here’s where I’ve been over the last month or so: We […]

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New Yarn Joy

My new yarn arrived yesterday and it looks fantastic! I’m preparing to start my AW12 collection and have decided to use a mixture of cotton, tencel and wool. Adding wool should give a luxurious cosy feel to the scarves whilst keeping their lightweight feel. I’m particularly fond of the tencel as it creates such a […]

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Spider Silk

I was amazed when I saw these photographs of woven spider silk currently on display in London at the V&A. It takes the silk from 23,000 golden orb spiders to weave just 25 grams of silk. These spiders are found in Madagascar and are borrowed from the forest to extract their silk before returning them […]

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Bristol Street Art

I was in Bristol last weekend and saw some brilliant street art. Above is yarn bombed pillar and below a whale wearing a Cosby style jumper. This fox carrying away the dry riser inlet really tickled me and was my favourite find of the day. This may have something to do with my love of […]

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Summerlee Visit

I  visited  Summerlee last weekend and was pleased to see these weaving artefacts. Above is a window display of shuttles, yarn and woven fabrics. Inside I could see a dobby and tapestry loom that appeared to be in use. I’d like to find out who uses these looms as I also saw some handwoven items […]

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Etsy Goodies!

I spend far too much time looking at the beautiful items on Etsy lovingly handmade by talented artists and designers. I am trying to resist buying the earrings below made by Huiyitan, I love them, if you do too BUY HERE! I’ve also just added these two scarves to my own shop. Buy them HERE. […]

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Sunshine and Icecream

Yes, it really is sunny here in Glasgow today! I’m enjoying sitting in a sunny window weaving away whilst listening to the radio, I am incredibly pleased that both Adam and Joe and Radcliffe and Maconie are now on the Big British Castle’s 6 Music. I am currently using my new yarn to make new […]

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Snow Drops

I spotted my first snow drops of the year yesterday, in the middle of Glasgow city centre too! Snow drops are a favourite flower of mine because they are one of the first signs of Spring. Here’s a hoping! With Spring approaching I am currently working on a new selection of spring inspired scarves suitable […]

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