When sorting out my external hard drives the other day, I came across
some textile photos from 20 years (and more) ago. I thought some of them were worth a new look!
The first of these is a hand spun cushion cover I did in the early years of the Online Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. The tutor for this workshop was Lucy Neatby, and the brief was to create a colourful piece.
I was living on the island of South Ronaldsay at the time, looking over
Eastside Bay to the Grimness headland.
The land was all farmed, so for much of the spring, summer and autumn
the fields formed a patchwork of colours.
In particular, in August and September the colours of the grass and the barley,
set against the blues of the sea, fascinated me.
I used Falkland top – 3 greens, 3 yellows, 3 blues…
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