Whiting Bay Memories 2019

May 11 & 12, 2019.

Arran Rainbow Natural Dyed Wool


The Arran Tapestry woven at Arran High School by 4th year students Nina Morgan, Sian Phillips, Clare Galloway and Rachel Currie

The Arran Tapestry

Handweaving:The Basics by Lynn Gray Ross
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Handweaving: The Basics

The Arran Sweater by Lynn Gray Ross, part of a collection of traditional Scottish knitting patterns available on The Arran Knitting Company www.patterns.on-arran.com. The motifs represent the mountains, the horns of the deer and cables depicting the waves of the sea.

The Arran Sweater

The spinning wheels made in Lamlash for Silverbirch Workshop by Col. James Innes. He travelled widely round the Highlands and Islands, looking at designs of old spinning wheels and chose these three models.
—-l. to r. St. Kilda, Argyll, Foula

Spinning Wheels by Col. James Innes

The Arran Rainbow - Natural Dyed Wool from non-toxic plants and recipes. Over the years at Silverbirch, Lynn Gray Ross adapted the natural dyed recipes she had learned in Sweden to the local Arran plants.

The Arran Rainbow Natural Dyed Wool

Map of Arran woven by members of the “Spin a New Yarn”group. It was sent to Beijing in 1995 to the “World Conference on Women” and was exhibited on the Great Wall of China as part of a several kilometer length of weavings from all over the world. Each of the weavers interpreted her favourite corner of the island.

The tapestry from Arran being attached to the other tapestries at the conference in Beijing.

Tapestry in Beijing
Tapestry for Beijing

Swedish Loom built in 1888 and moved by sea to Whiting Bay in 1976. The back beam is one whole larch trunk

Swedish Loom
Swedish Loom 2