This new page (see side bar) is to document the archives from Silverbirch Spinning and Weaving Workshop which was set up by Lynn Gray Ross in Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran in 1975 and operated until 1996. The purpose of the workshop was to produce clothing and household textiles using traditional methods of handspinning, weaving and natural dyeing.
Based on interviews with one of Arran’s last remaining herring fisherman - soon to be reprinted as an e-book.
This story inspired the pattens which are available on the website for The Arran Knitting Company.
Lynn’s weavings are on the Gallery page to inspire you. You can read the thoughts and ideas that went into each work, combining Lynn’s textile techniques with inspiration from her travels and the Isle of Arran where she lives.