Saturday, 15 June 2019

North Ronaldsay Aran wool

This year I ordered a small amount of Aran wool to dye from North Ronaldsay as well as their 2ply wool. It's so chunky and satisfyingly squishy; I've really enjoyed working with it. Like the 2ply it comes in roughly 100g skeins, approximately 160m pre dyeing.

A selection of what I've dyed along with the inspiration tags.

"Hoxa rocks"


"Mirrie dancers"

I may have kept a couple of the "mirrie dancers" skeins for myself to knit hats...

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

pebble circles rug

A rug Mum made based on one of my new sewn pieces, "Pebble circles, I."  I really like how the lines have been translated and how bold the composition looks on a larger scale.

Although the rug is no longer in stock at the gallery it is available to order through the gallery website.

The rug on display alongside my "found on the shore" exhibition.
Rug is approx. 150cm square.

Pebble circles rug in progress on the rug loom.

Saturday, 1 June 2019


Another piece from my mini exhibition, "found on the shore", currently at the gallery. I finished it a couple of weeks after the other pieces and admittedly it got set aside and forgotten about whilst I started dyeing wool. It's finally framed now and hanging with the rest of the group.

size: 13.5 x 27cm (32.5 x 46cm framed)
acrylic paint and thread on canvas