I love your weavings, Lynn - just don’t know where you get your ideas from - stunning. —DS
Wool from the Skye Wool Mill purchased on a trip home to Scotland from Sweden, dyed in the colours of native rocks & stones
Hand Painted & Natural Dyed Wool & Alpaca
What was the inspiration for this weaving? Read about my stormy Return to California
2m x 1m
Galway Shawl is a memory of soft stones, sunshine & rugged sea.
Woven with natural dyed wool and sparkling lurex t is a symbol of the enveloping warmth & comfort that women take from the work of their hands and pass on.
The West of Ireland and Me tells you more.
30 cm x 50 cm
Natural Dyed Wool
Handspun & Natural Dyed Shetland Wool, Silk
Moments in the movement of the sea on a day of shimmering sunlight and occasional wind. Blues & greens reflect the clarity of the sea on such a day with the white froth of a silken wave responding to the breeze.
Handspun and Shetland Wool dyed with Madder and Lichen.
Silk and Cotton
Wooden Found Object a Gift from the Sea
“Shore Patterns” is the ripple where the sea meets the sand on a windy day.
Back from Iceland tells of a walk on the beach which inspired this weaving.
Natural Dyed Wool and White Silk, woven on a recycled lobster trap
White & Tussah Silk, Cochineal Dyed Wool & Driftwood
White & Tussah Silk contrast each other in this weaving in the way that male & female are contrasted in a relationship - luxuriously different in character but part of the same. The red lines are the bloodlines that marriage brings together. Celtic monks wore white in their “leine croiche” or tunics as do brides as a symbol of hope and joy.
1m / 1m
Handspun Shetland Wool in Natural Colours with Flax & Handspun Linen
Tradition comes together in these two weavings where natural materials pay tribute to the natural elements which shape our island and record our history.
Fields were cleared for cultivation by removing the stones and building them into boundary fences or dykes. These man-made structures define the landscape as much as the natural forms of rocks & mountains.
The yarns in the weavings are from the natural colours of the sheep which graze in the fields on Arran. They are also from flax. The process which turns the flax plant into linen has been practiced since antiquity. On Arran until recently it was an essential island industry providing much needed income to the parish economy.