Our island environment provides much of the inspiration for our weaves. Often it’s the details (particularly lichens!) that get the creative juices flowing. But our latest designs are inspired by Skye at a somewhat larger scale.
Neist Point Scarves
Our local beauty spot, Neist Point, provided the inspiration for this new range of scarves. The dramatic headland here is made up of distinctive Dolerite rocks, with vertical columns criss-crossed with horizontal fissures.
We love the graphic lines of these rocks and thought they would translate rather well to a geometric block pattern scarf. We really enjoyed weaving them.
We really like the grey of the rock but thought we would branch out into a few other colours as well.
If you like the look of these you can browse all our scarves in the online shop.
Pooltiel Sunset Throws
Even closer to home, one of our other recent weaves is inspired by sunsets in our local bay.
For a couple of weeks in spring and autumn the sun sets directly over Loch Pooltiel, the bay we look over from our croft. If the weather’s right we can see gorgeous colours in the sky and sea loch – caught perfectly in this photo by our neighbours at The West Nest.
Here’s a look at them in the warping wheel and on the loom.
We’re delighted with the final throws, evoking one of our favourite views.
We hope you can imagine the peaceful scene as you snuggle under.